US General: Iran Has Improved Its Cyber Capabilities After Stuxnet Incident

They will become a force to be reckoned with, General William Shelton says

General William Shelton, the head of the US Air Force Space Command, has revealed that the Unites States is aware of the fact that Iran has seriously improved its cyber capabilities after the Stuxnet incident.

“They are going to be a force to be reckoned with, with the potential capabilities that they will develop over the years and the potential threat that will represent to the United States,” Shelton said, cited by

In the summer of 2012, The New York Times reported that Stuxnet was actually a joint sabotage project put together by the US and Israel against Iran. Of course, the US has never officially admitted being involved.

Now, the tables have turned. US officials are accusing Iran of being behind the distributed denial-of-service attacks launched by Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Cyber Fighters against banks.

Iran has denied the accusations and accuses the United States of trying to discredit the country.

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