The US officials recently claimed that the United States launched a secret cyber attack against Iran in retaliation for Iran’s attack on Saudi oil facilities. At present, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and Germany have all condemned Iran and believed that the country participated in the attack on Saudi oil facilities on September 14.
It is understood that the cyberattack took place at the end of September, targeting the system of the Iranian propaganda department and causing damage to its physical hardware. The US Department of Defense, the White House, and the US National Security Council have not commented on this. Although the impact of cyberattacks is not yet known, the operation has apparently caused some damage.
Iran responded by saying that the country has not suffered cyber attacks. However, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said Iran should be prepared for attacks on the cyber and physical level, and all oil companies in the country should be on high alert. Experts pointed out that cyber-attacks will not cause casualties and are more moderate than military incursions.