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US opted for diplomacy over hacking to curb Iran cyberattacks in 2012

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April 12, 2014
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“Throughout 2012, an ongoing series of distributed denial of service attacks crippled a number of American’s biggest banks, including Bank of America, PNC, and HSBC — attacks that are believed to have attributed from Iran, possibly as retribution for the US-funded Flame and Stuxnet malware that was meant to attack Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Now, The Washington Post has revealed details on the US response to those attacks, and the response was surprisingly diplomatic from a country that has come under fire recently for the NSA’s incredibly aggressive data collection tactics.”

Source:US opted for diplomacy over hacking to curb Iran cyberattacks in 2012 | The Verge