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.
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.