Israeli attack against Iran will start with an unprecedented cyber-attack

Israeli attack against Iran will start with an unprecedented cyber-attack

Richard Silverstein, an American journalist and blogger on Israeli affairs, says he has been given a leaked document which outlines a plan for an Israeli attack on Iran´s nuclear facilities.

He describes the document as a briefing memo that is being used by Prime Minister Netanyahu to show ministers that an attack on Iran would go "smoothly" and wipe out key infrastructure with a minimum of Israeli casualties.

According the leaked memo, "the Israeli attack will open with a coordinated strike, including an unprecedented cyber-attack which will totally paralyze the Iranian regime and its ability to know what is happening within its borders.  The internet, telephones, radio and television, communications satellites, and fiber optic cables leading to and from critical installations—including underground missile bases at Khorramabad and Isfahan—will be taken out of action."

Even if it appears to me we are in front of an information warfare operation of the Israeli government, about cyber-attacks we have to remember that Israel surely has the cyber-warfare´s tactical ability to do what is wrote in the today leaked document.
Israeli government in fact has already engaged cyber-warfare operations against Iran far-back. On June, for example, the Iran´s Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi has claimed that Iran has detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities and state television.

The situation between the two countries continues to be really tense inside and outside the cyber-space.

The Richard Silverstein´s blog page:

The Paolo Passeri´s "Middle East Cyber War Timeline Master Index":

venerdì 17 agosto 2012

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