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U.S. Launched Cyber Attack On Iran’s Missile And Rocket Systems Under Trump’s Command – Report

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U.S. Launched Cyber Attack On Iran’s Missile And Rocket Systems Under Trump’s Command – Report

U.S. Cyber Command. U.S. Air Force/Technical Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

U.S. President Donald Trump approved a cyber-attack that targeted missile and rocket control systems of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Washington Post reported on June 22.

Sources affiliated with the issue told Washington Post that the attack was conducted on June 20 by the U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) in coordination with the military’s Central Command (CENTCOM). According to the sources, the attack was in the works “for weeks if not months.”

The idea of launching a cyber-attack on Iran was reportedly suggested by the Pentagon following the recent attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a week before the downing of the U.S. spy drone off Iran’s shores.

Washington Post said that the cyber-attack was crippling to Iran’s military command and control systems. However, no one was injured or killed.

“This is not something they can put back together so easily,” one of the sources told the Washington-based newspaper.

Last April, the U.S. designated the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, which explains how Trump was able to authorize such a large-scale covert attack.

Earlier this week, Trump revealed that he ordered a strike on Iran, but then called it back when he learned that it could lead to a high number of casualties. The cyber-attack was apparently the alternative.

Iran, which is known for conducting cyber activities against U.S. military and intelligence assets in the Middle East, has not commented on the Washington Post’s report, so far.

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  • paul ( original )

    I suppose all Iranian military communication systems are just protected by bog standard McAfee anti virus software. No special protections at all. After all a cyber attack from the USA would be something they never could have expected.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      SAM systems don’t operate on interconnected a fibre optic grid unless they are connected and even then the grid is turned off when in action.. They have their own localized radar and launch sequences. The Iranians are so confident about their systems that they only fired one missile with 100% accuracy. This is all embarrassed Americunt sour grapes and I am ROFLMAO for 4 days now :)

      • Concrete Mike

        Hehehe yes ive been laughing it.up quite a bit as well.

        Im also impressed by the wisdom of the iranian leadership.

        The B team worries.me though, they have a plan and their sticking to it.

    • Do you have any idea
      Of America spying apparatus
      Tel aviv-silicon valley diaspora
      One of the same

      Do you know what siemen Corp does
      Palantir tech.com
      They monitor Iran’s system, not.hard thru palantir to affect the whole system

    • Luke Hemmming

      Actually iran now has the worlds largest cyber army after the stuxnet (Olympic game) worm attack on their centrifuges in 2010. After that attack Iran retaliated with a ‘warning shot across the bow’ attack on the banking systems in the USA. Rendering many banks unable to perform transactions. Just letting the usa that iran too is quite capable of doing cyber attacks too. Believe me there are sone very smart IT ppl that work for the Iranian cyber army.

      • paul ( original )

        I don’t doubt it. I am sure you were not taking me seriously.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Another laughable PR stunt by an embarrassed Americunt moronic regime. The FACT is that Iranians caught the Amreicunts with their pants down. And in any case SAM systems have localized launch consoles and they are not ATM machines that can be hacked. On a more realistic note, Iran’s success is getting kudos all over the region and Iraq now wants Iranian SAM systems.

    • Live.in FANTASY land
      I’m sure u think Iran.can.win against usa too
      Right

      • Zionism = EVIL
      • FlorianGeyer

        Iran would win against US ground forces and if the US resorted to the usual strategy of bombing civilian targets as well, Iran has already stated that ALL US assets and vassals in Iran’s defensive missile range WILL become targets.

        INCLUDING the Squatter State of Israel.

      • frankly

        Well everyone else has why not Iran too.

      • Brother Ma

        Seems to me you already lost as all you do is react and name- call like a child. No counterargument? No reasoned conclusions? You lost the argument and ca’t accept the truth mentioned by others.

      • Concrete Mike

        USA cannot.win against iran, never could in the last 40 yeaes either.

        Your the one in fantasy land, sucking MEK cock like the others!!

  • Zionism = EVIL

    Success is the best advertisment…

    IRAQ WANTS TO BUY IRANIAN SAM SYSTEMS

    Iraq has called for enhanced cooperation with neighboring
    Iran in the area of air defense, days after Tehran successfully thwarted
    an American spying mission by downing a sophisticated surveillance
    drone over Iranian territorial waters.

    Visiting Deputy Commander of the Iraqi Army Tariq Abbas Ibrahim
    Abdulhussein made the call during a meeting with Commander of the
    Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force, Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard,
    IRNA reported on Sunday, citing the Army’s Public Relations Office.

    The Iraqi official pointed to the Islamic Republic’s advanced
    capability in designing and manufacturing defensive systems. Baghdad was
    requesting the cooperation “in the light of the previous instances of
    observation by Iraqi military delegations of Iran’s defensive
    capabilities,” he noted.

    Such cooperation, he said, would encompass such areas as production,
    training, logistical support in various fields, including electronic
    warfare operations, radar operation, optical surveillance, command and
    control, radar calculations, and software.

    Baghdad’s call came after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)
    shot down an American RQ-4 Global Hawk, which had violated Iran’s
    airspace from the south, in what has been viewed by observers as a show
    of Iran’s aerial defense capabilities.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e3062cfdf204d2249e433292c9a0f7691458f28b535eb88df74c5b61c54f456.jpg

    • FANTASY IS FOR KIDS
      BIGGEST EMBASSY IN THE WHOLE WORLD
      BEST MOST EXPENSIVE
      BIGGER COMPOUND
      THAN MOAMMAR
      IS LOCATED IN IRAG

      WHAT US SAY.IRAG DOES
      STOP PRETENDING

      • Zionism = EVIL
      • FlorianGeyer

        You do not really need to use capital letters in your posts.

        I, and many others here are well able to recognise your utter drivel without you shouting like an imbecile on a street corner.

        Have you tried drinking more US ‘Coolade’ to calm yourself down?

      • frankly

        A true believer, big and most expensive wins the war, without a shot. Just like Hollywood movies. What could go wrong? Stay tuned numb nuts.

      • Concrete Mike

        Cant even spell Iraq for shit.

        Question for you, what kind of keyboard are you using mr eurotrash?
        Because.on my canadian key board the Q is not even close to the G.

        And my dick is bigger than your dick arguments work in middle school, we adults laugh at such childish statements.

        That embassy was just an ISIS command post it seems. Iraq will be glad to see us westerners go to hell.

    • frankly

      Another example of failed F.uk.us foreign policy. When you turn enemies into cooperating friends, you better have equipment that cannot be destroyed by guys wearing sandals, who think so little of your captured gear they just burn it, rather than use it.

  • goingbrokes

    Cyber attack! Lame – like they haven’t been cyber attacking Iran for at least a decade.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      It is too much comedy for an old warhorse like me to laugh at. Let me tell you all how a modern AD system works.

      All Iranian or Russian SAM systems are Stand-alone combat operation: All the combat sequence from detecting a target to its engagement is fulfilled by a single solid state screen combat
      vehicle without employing other assets.
      Operation within a battery (“master-slave”): One armored vehicle operates
      both as combat vehicle and as “master” command post. Then the combat vehicles acting as “slave” receive target designation data from the “master” radar console and subsequently fulfil all the combat operation stages and individual launch sequence.

      The Iranians have 3 Sayyed or Taer missiles on the Khordad 3 and each can be fired individually when a target is locked in by the radar tracking unit. The Iranians normally keep their SAM systems well camouflaged and hidden and only wheeled out the mobile Khordad battery a few minutes before shooting down the hapless US junk. The Kolchuga or the S-300 FLAP LID-B radar would have tracked the drone from its origination in UAE as the Iranian tracking map clearly show. The Americunts are pathetic liars.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        i wish they had hacked the drone and kept it, like they did with the others, why do you think Iran did not choose that route this time?

        • Zionism = EVIL

          According to Janes which is a Brit biased source, the Iranians have captured enough sensitive parts and are analyzing them with Russians and Chinese who are extremely interested to know how Iran managed to shoot down the most sophisticated Americunt drone that has very good electronic counter measures. RQ-4’s integrated AN/ALR-89 defensive suite includes a Radar Warning Receiver that likely alerted the drone’s operators of the incoming threat. Unable to outrun the incoming missiles, the operators likely activated the ALR-89’s radar-jamming self-defense system.

          Whatever evasive measures were taken did not prove adequate to deflect the
          modern Iranian Khordad 3. The Mach 4.5 Sayyad-2C missile caught the
          lumpy drone with its full blast, bringing the more than $130 million
          surveillance system crashing into the Iranian shores of the Persian Gulf
          near the Straits of Hormuz.

        • Concrete Mike

          We know were being watched!!

          We dont give a flying fuck!!

          Trying to intimidate us will not work!

          My give a fuck is broken sorry!!

    • Thank you
      This one update
      Of palantir tech
      #stuxnet
      Plus Siemens built
      Siemens kill switch
      SIS SYSTEM PROCESS
      IMPLEMENTED

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    hahahaha sure, so tell me trump, why not launch an attack now, after their air defenses is crippled? i find this very hard to believe. the blessed nation of Iran will always be triumphant – they have God as their mightiest defender

    • Keep believe in that garbage
      Keep thinking t
      Iran can survive massive bombardment

      • Zionism = EVIL
      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        i will :) but i wouldnt be so sure about believing that US would win

        • goingbrokes

          For US it would be a question of not winning but simply surviving. The chaos created by an attack on Iran would shatter the world (I don’t mean nuclear exchange). Economies everywhere would go down the tube.

      • frankly

        If the US felt they could survive attacking Iran, they would have!

      • Concrete Mike

        Serbia survived, itsnstill there today.

        Iran can strikes the bases the planes take off from.
        Your just a war loving cheerleaderlike the other fucker.

        I would have called you out yesterday, but i was busy being a real canadian playing softball and hockey.

        war with Iran benefits no one.

        Do you want to see israel.flattenned? Thats what war with iran means.

        So go ahead tough guy, strike iran if you dare!

        The only guy that had the balls.to do it got his ass kicked and 20 years latee his bosses hung his sorry ass.

        Any country can survive an aerial.bombardment.

        Boots.on the ground wins wars.not airplanes!

        Its 2019 now not 1988.

  • Concrete Mike

    Bwahahaha yeah right!!
    Thats your response!! I dont beleive a word!!

    Also a cyber attack is an act of aggression just like anythinf else.

    The supreme war crime according to nuremburg trials is war of agression!

    Its safe to say USA/UK/Saudi/Israel are guilty of this crime.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a41d0785129e990a49ae6c1212f845c25a12de4ad962e34537e67725b808af1c.jpg

      3rd Khordad single launch vehicle with three railing mounted Sayyad (Hunter) 3 missiles with maximum ceiling of 120,000 feet at Mach 4.5 and capable of reaching the stratrosphere in 3 minutes and as the Iranian video shows it took 2 minutes to knock off the RQ-4A, so my estimation is that it was at 80,000 feet before the missile hit.

      • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

        Maybe that’s why they shot it down, they wanted to test out the khordad

        • Zionism = EVIL

          Well, it works well even according to Janes. Perhaps one of the best medium to high altitude missile system with multiple missile type capability. This time the Sayyad2C proximity fuse missile was used considering the high altitude. Also since it is an Iranian made system the Americunt and NATO arseholes simply have no counter measures as the phased array radar frequencies can not be jammed. They tried but failed.

      • US-Navy Revert Shia

        Homemade in Iran WOW-!!!!!
        Keep fucking around B-TEAM, trump, Pompeo, and little Rat-Bastard J. Bolton

    • Rob

      “State of Palestine” is Running Massive G77 Bloc at United Nations.

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0e0b13ac4743c17bf77e29212f39a739c8248c993b9166c1239e09403f50c32.gif

      134 states voted in favour of Palestine in 2018 to be the next leader of G77 the world largest group of developing countries while America and their allies voted against Palestine.

      This is a defeat for America, NATO and Israel.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Brilliant news, thank you, Rob.

      • US-Navy Revert Shia

        Yes, thank you, Brother Rob-!

      • Icarus Tanović

        Thanks man.

    • Rob

      I surprise how US regime issue childish criminal statements. The Missiles are completely work without human intervention. Its computers are not linked with global internet.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Correct. SAM systems have individual localized launch consoles. They are not ATM machines for Jew banks :)

      • Concrete Mike

        I know, ifnwe would listen to the NYT, one would think irans air defense are facebook integrated or something, thats why the cyber attack worked or whatever.

        To think educated people swallow thisnshit whole.

    • gustavo

      Yes, but who will punish these guy ? Only Russia can stop them, military.

      • Concrete Mike

        No, these idiots are there own worst ennemy.

        Russia and china.just have tonhold the line and USA will burn itself up. I have no doubt about it!

  • Ma_Laoshi

    Given that Western media will print literally anything, isn’t this the relatively sane option for Trump at this point? “Look, the Eagle kicked ass like you expect of us, but it’s all cyber so there are no pictures. Also, it’s all sooper secret (that’s why we’re telling everybody about it), so don’t bother me with pesky follow-up questions.”

    I’d say it betrays a minimal awareness of–at least somebody in power that they Stepped In It, and they now need to find their way out of the paper bag. I never thought I’d say this, but isn’t showman Trump the right person to cover up the retreat with lots of noise and smoke?

    • Again stupid people speak
      Cyberwar in play for years
      Palantir tech
      Monitors Iran system
      Dont take much thru
      Palantir tech to slap
      Inside Iran
      This give subtle move

      Do you have any idea.what
      Palantir tech.com
      Does
      Peter thiel
      #
      #Stuxnet

      Not hard to strike Iran in.2 sec

      • Zionism = EVIL
        • frankly

          Ah throwing money out the window, a proud American tradition.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Not hard to strike Tel Aviv and Dimona either :)

      • Luke Hemmming

        Hmm i wonder if your that idiot tonto toronto? K88k? Is that your user ID on the time clock sheet and your PC account at the Haifa troll farm? The first K stands for Kinky. The 88, the year you were born after your parents ACCIDENTLY conceived you because your dad used an old broken condomn. And the last k is for Kike.

      • Concrete Mike

        If it aint so hard

        40 years it took yall retard!

        You Talk like your a judge
        Your weakness is your grudge.

        We laugh at your sanctions
        Your Empty words , fill the ditch
        While your allies lose their shirts, where is compassion??
        I can rap too bitch!

    • We cant bother eh dumb dumb head
      Western media
      Yes we live in monolithic society
      Yes the west
      We read under feet of mediiiia

  • TiredOfBsToo

    “the attack was in the works “for weeks if not months.”” “suggested by the Pentagon following the recent attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a week before the downing of the U.S. spy drone off Iran’s shores.”

    In the works for WEEKS if not MONTHS and suggested by the Pentagon on account of the tankers in the Gulf of Oman? Hmmmmm, what’s wrong with this picture? How about the attack, though it wasn’t by Iran, occurred a week ago. Continuing….

    ” the attack was conducted on June 20 by the U.S. Cyber” “the cyber-attack was crippling to Iran’s military command and control systems” ““This is not something they can put back together so easily,””

    And yet they managed to shoot down a stealth drone afterwards. So many contradictions, must be for public consumption.

    • Dustin

      OMG, they shot it down before the cyber attacks.

  • As usual all the know it all think america have no chance against Iran
    Or.could not.attack by cyber
    Disable part of system
    Takin down drone without weapon
    Good shot
    Dont be fooled
    You Rankin warriors
    Snowden u never read carefully
    His glasses is the distraction

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    So they didn’t think of doing so whilst there $130 million spy drone got shot down?

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    U.S. President Donald Trump approved a cyber-attack that targeted missile and rocket control systems of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Washington Post reported on June 22.

    So if the Iranians were to accidentally launch a missile barrage against a U.S. base on the Arabian peninsula, it can be blamed on external hackers?

    • goingbrokes

      Lol. A war by malfunction! A good one!

  • Ronald

    Google/Israel according to Veterans Today; its a good read. Buy Huawei.

    https://www.veteranstoday.com/2018/01/18/naming-the-enemy-google/

  • frankly

    Oh I get it. Cyber attack the US, its an act of war, justifying retaliation with nukes. When the US stages a cyber attack, its just business as usual.

    When next they come round hawking their booby trapped trinkets, they will sanction you for not buying.

    Here right along all they really sell are coffins, no matter what they come packaged as.

  • jm74

    So how would the US accomplish a cyber attack when Iranian missiles systems are off the grid? More BS coming from a bunch of losers from a loser state.

  • John

    The Iranians are probably data-mining the US operation. :P

    The WashingtonPost is not a credible source of information. I just go there to see what they are saying and to get a sense of how far into deep, deep outer space they have positioned their minds. As far as the story presented by the US military, give it a break fellas. You haven’t told it straight regarding anything that was going on. The last little mealy mouthed jewel coming from you guys, was that the drone ‘might have’ entered Iranian airspace but, just for a moment. Go jump in a lake. Lying is fine and part of the game. Stupid lying is not with me so, go shove it.

    The cyber attack story sounds like one more example of image protection going on. I expect to hear much more of this type of crap from ‘reliable’ media in the United State. To the credit of the US military, they are about as keen on a tussle with Iran, as they would be about entering a large swimming pool filled with Jurassic era aquatic predators. My take, I hope the shooting continues to hold off for a bit longer.

  • Toronto Tonto

    Russia will be next , shut em down .

    • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

      ahahahahahahahaah look at this tool !

      [Imgur](https://i.imgur.com/UNFy0SE.png)

      • Concrete Mike

        Wich.one?? There both tools

        • Concrete Mike

          LOL

    • gustavo

      Look, Russia defeated Napoleon (France), Russia defeated Germany (Berlin), and Russia defeated Japan (Manchuria). Next time, Russia will defeat the whole western-like powers (Canada, USA, Australia, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Israel) forerver will end with western treat. I know that Canadian had a great victory against the terrible and powerful native living in Canada some time ago, congratulation for courage, brave, and strong determination to obtain this land for future Canadian high civilised people, and get rid of those barbarian ignorant natives.

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Unless the USA has employed Russian hackers, Iran (or enybody else) has nothing to be afraid of.

  • RichardD

    Jews starving Europeans into submission by the millions isn’t anything new. And the fuel shortages from Israeli, US, French and British Jew’s Iran war could do the same thing again in Europe.

  • US-Navy Revert Shia

    lol, lol, lol The [USG] Looks so weak, I Might have to put back on my Uniform, in case there is an all out war with a real Enemy, not the made up [BS] out of 5-time
    DRAFT-DODGER COWARD ASS TRUM DRAFT-DODGER Mike “Obese Pompeo or Draft Dodger John ‘Rat-Bastard” Bolton. who ran to Canada when we were at war in VIETNAM

  • ©igare☘☘e👽Sm⚽️k🚬ng🦉Man️🎲

    Wait, wait. So Trump ordered a cyber attack on Iran’s Missiles and rockets…and then took down their own US Drone …only to come out and say afterwards that it ”was probably some crazy Iranian officer who pressed the button”… Mmm .. Yeah… sure why not, compare to what they did to their own people at the World Trade Center in New York thats nothing …

  • Icarus Tanović

    What the heck they did? Playing video Games? Watching Imperial stricke back? How the he k they calling that? Oh yeah, something like space wars, star wars, or something idiotic like that.

  • Hos Ng

    isisnt the entire 911 mafia revealing itself with this iran thing? we should be prosecuting them hardcore as they appear shouldnt we?
    does anybody supprt them in reality or is it all msm braiwashing?

  • chris chuba

    That was a waste, if the U.S. could do that you would want to do that during a physical attack to minimize losses, now the Iranians can fix whatever vulnerabilities they have. At this point, I doubt the Iranians are using Windows anymore.

  • Dušan Mirić

    The attack is probably under way since first hardware was set in place, so, this is just a kind of smoke screen to blur yet another “US Military” blunder