Hormuz: U.S.cyber attack

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US government wiped out a database and computer systems that Iran’s paramilitary arm used to plan attacks against oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, The attack occurred on June 20, the same day that President Trump called off a retaliatory airstrike
Despite the success in degrading Tehran’s ability to covertly target shipping traffic, some officials within the Trump administration have questioned whether the cost of the attack outweighed the benefit, since it likely revealed critical information about US hacking capabilities that previously wasn’t known to Iran. By exploiting the vulnerability in Iran’s network, the US may have allowed Iran to patch a weakness the US has long relied on and may also have tipped off other adversaries.

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