The United States’s Cyber Command launched a retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group that is believed to be behind a series of attack on commercial ships, according to two former intelligence officials.
The Iranian spy group has ties with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, a division of Iran’s Armed Force group. For the past several years, they have been digitally targeting the military and civilian ships that are passing through the economically important Strait of Hormuz.
The exact details of the retaliatory strike are unknown. However, the strike against the group is said to have taken place on the same day when Iran shot down $180million unmanned US surveillance drone.
A Pentagon spokesperson only told Yahoo News that ‘as a matter of policy and for operational security, we do not discuss cyberspace operations, intelligence or planning.’