(Tea Party PAC) – We now live in an age where it’s not only physical threats to our national security that we have to be worried about. With so much of our lives now in the digital realm, we also have to contend with cyber attacks that could potentially wipe out our nation’s infrastructure and cause all sorts of hysteria and panic and as a result, destruction.
This point is made clear by what just happened to a government website that was taken over by Iranian hackers who are ticked off about President Trump having wiped out one of their military heroes, Gen. Qassim Soleimani, last week.
The hackers posted up a picture of a bloody President Trump being punched in the face and threatened that this is just a taste of their hacking capabilities.
Here’s more from Gateway Pundit:
A group claiming to represent Iran hacked and defaced an obscure US government website on Saturday.
The hackers infiltrated the website for the Federal Depository Library Program with an image of President Donald Trump being punched in the face and bleeding from his mouth. They also posted a warning that this is “only a small part of Iran’s cyber ability.”
A warning on the breached website read “in the name of god. >>>>> Hacked By Iran Cyber Security Group HackerS … ;)<<<<<. This is only small part of Iran’s cyber ability ! We’re always ready.”
The aim of the FDLP is to provide federal government publications for free to the public.
The Daily Mail reports that the hack followed “the similar hacking of websites for a number of obscure, non-governmental entities, including the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, the Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Company, and the Human Rights Protection Association of India.” They added that the website for a British company called Bigways was also struck in the cyber attacks.
The hack was in response to the US military killing Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Qassem Soleimani on Friday.
“Iran’s state-backed hackers are already among the world’s most aggressive and could inject malware that triggers major disruptions to the U.S. public and private sector,” the Daily Mail noted. “Potential targets include manufacturing facilities, oil and gas plants and transit systems. A top U.S. cybersecurity official is warning businesses and government agencies to be extra vigilant.”
The report also noted that when Iran was sanctioned in 2012 and 2013, Iranian hackers took down the websites of major U.S. banks including Bank of America as well as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.
One can only guess that the Iranians are desperate at this point to make themselves not look so incredibly weak after losing their general, who was a high ranking official in their military. It doesn’t look good when the United States can so easily wipe out your commanders without even using ground troops.
Whether or not their hacking capabilities are just bluster or not, we simply cannot allow them to think they can get away with this sort of behavior. Cyber warfare is becoming the wave of the future, and it’s even more terrifying than traditional means of armed conflict.
Let’s wait and see how this plays out.