By Micah HalpernI've Been Thinking:
On Thursday James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Clapper confirmed that Iran hacked Sheldon Adelson's computer system at the Sands Casino Corporation.
Casino computers were non-functioning for several hours.
Adelson is a huge republican supporter and a very big donor to Israel. Actually, he is one of the largest contributors to Israel in the world.
A cyber attack against his hotel, the Sands Casino, is a major attack against a US company. Put this attack together with the North Korean attack on Sony and we see that nations are searching out and striking at US commercial interests - not just at military or governmental interests.
Iran is has become a real powerhouse in cyber hacking. They are certainly in the top ten and maybe even in the top 5 in the world of hacking. The United States, Russia, China, Israel, are the other nations in that league.
When it comes to cyber warfare, I ran is a force to be reckoned with. Beware of more Iranian hacks.
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