Iran accuses Israel of an attempted attack with new Stuxnet

5 Nov 2018

Iranian Minister of telecommunications accused Israel of the attempted cyberattack against telecommunication infrastructure. According to the official from the civil defence agency of Iran, the attack – which used the new generation of the Stuxnet virus – was neutralised before causing damage. Iran may take a legal action against Israel at international bodies, though details remains unknown.

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Cyber-attacks can have a background in international relations, or bring about the consequences that can escalate to a political and diplomatic level. An increasing number of states appear to be developing their own cyber-tools for the defense, offence and intelligence related to cyberconflict.

The use of cyber-weapons by states - and, more generally, the behavior of states in cyberspace in relation to maintaining international peace and security - is moving to the top of the international agenda.


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