Officials accuse the US of trying to discredit Iran
Iranian officials have come forward to deny the accusations made by the US, according to which, the country is behind the recent cyberattacks against financial institutions.According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Iran categorically denies the accusations, which it calls unfounded.
Officials highlight the fact that the government has repeatedly outlawed the use of computer malware and other hostile acts. Furthermore, they believe that the US is once again using these attacks to discredit Iran.
Earlier this week, US intelligence representatives have said that there is no doubt within the government that the distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks launched by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters are actually an Iranian covert operation.
However, they haven’t provided any proof to back their claims. Security experts who have been analyzing the Operation Ababil have confirmed that the attacks don’t appear to be launched by amateurs.
On the other hand, as Information Week highlights in a recent report, the ties between the attackers and Iran have been questioned by experts.