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US braces for possible follow-on cyber attacks from Iran

09 January 2020

US cyber officials remain on alert for additional retaliatory strikes against key government or civilian networks, as tensions between Washington and Iran simmer over the killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, by a US air strike in Iraq.

Chris Krebs, head of the US Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), urged vigilance among cyber security officials of new network attacks and security breaches by Iranian forces, following the 3 January US strike against Maj Gen Soleimani. “Bottom line: time to brush up on Iranian TTPs [tactics, techniques, and procedures] and pay close attention to your critical systems, particularly [Industrial Control Systems].

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