Following Sunday’s warning tweet, Mr. Trump suggested Tuesday talks were an option, saying “we’re ready to make a real deal.”
While Soleimani did not elaborate on his threat of “asymmetric war,” CNET senior producer Dan Patterson notes that Iran is a “cyber-capable nation, and in fact they’re pretty sophisticated.”
He said his sources in cybersecurity warn the U.S. could see a “spectrum of attacks from Iran” and there is already a “ton of forensic evidence” to show the Islamic Republic is “capable of significant cyber attacks” targeting American governmental institutions, and businesses.
Patterson notes that the U.S. and Israel jointlyto hamper the country’s nuclear program, so it is feasible Iran could try to respond in kind.
“Iran learned some tricks from the U.S. and Israel, they learned some other tricks from Russia, and they built their own technology,” says Patterson. “This is a sophisticated nation that has built technologies that are world-scale.”
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