General Qasem Soleimani was a real threat to the political power of Iran's leaders. They weren't exactly sorry to see Soleimani go, but they at least have to put on a good show of it.
The Iranian cybercrime group that was expected to spearhead the rogue Middle East nation's revenge for the US assassination of General Qasem Soleimani has quite the arsenal at its digital fingertips. Infosec researchers from Secureworks said the state-sponsored phacker crew - dubbed Cobalt Ulster - has "destructive and …
Secureworks said the state-sponsored phacker crew - dubbed Cobalt Ulster - has "destructive and disruptive cyber capabilities" at its disposal
Like what? Thwy downloaded a copy of Kali and kicked off Metasploit?
Somehow, with all the economic warfare waged against Iran, which proobably gives the govt. a somewhat different priority than 'cyber warfare', along with the fact that the funding to the NSA dwarfs the GDP of a lot of small nations and is equiped with tools that specifically leave behind 'tell traces' of foreign interference, that we should not particularly worry about Iran doing the nasty.
They are far more likely to target logistic hubs, local power generation or transmission / gas transport networks , water companies etc. Throw in a few hospitals and it may feel like the end of civilisation.
No power, no water, no way to buy petrol, no food deliveries and no healthcare.
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They've also been a bit busy rigging the election last week - by disqualifiying something like half the candidates. Then lying about the spread of coronavirus - because they desperately wanted a high turnout to make it look like they hadn't rigged the election by disqualifying all the moderate candidates. Then getting a 40% turnout anyway (down from high 60% last time).
And then the comical Ali moment of the deputy health minister looking all hot and sweaty when finally admitting they'd had some cases, but denying there'd been many deaths - and saying the outbreak was now under control.
Then the very next day going on Youtube and admitting he'd tested positive and was quarantining himself at home. But don't worry, the rumours of 50 deaths in one city are a foreign plot - just like the rumours that we denied last week about the outbreak that we also said were a foreign plot to spoil the election turnout...
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