Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq: Israeli Cyber Attacks On Iran Will Be Countered With Dozen Of Painful Attacks

November 4, 2021

On November 1, 2021, a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq published an infographic video claiming that Iranian cyber units launched a "counter-attack" on Israel following a cyber-attack that paralyzed Iran's power plants back in April 2021.

The channel appears to have reposted the older video in response to the October 27, 2021, cyber attack which disrupted gasoline sales across Iran. On October 30, 2021, Gholamreza Jalali, Iran's civil defense chief accused Israel and the United States of being the likely culprits behind the recent cyber-attack, but said a technical investigation was yet to be completed.

The video featured archival footage allegedly showing Iranian and Israeli cyber teams in operation rooms. It included the following Arabic text:

"The Israeli occupation mistakenly believed that its recent cyber-attacks, which disrupted power plants in Iran will pass without punishment. On the same day, Iranian cyber units launched an intensive counter-attack, targeting the security resources of the Israeli occupation. Hackers were able to reveal sensitive information about the corps of the occupation's army, their soldiers, and classified information about their names, ranks, date of birth, phone numbers, home addresses, training, and other information, which the occupation often prefers to keep secret."

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