If engineers at a dam in New York hadn’t disconnected water gates from its electronic control center for maintenance work, a major disaster would have happened. On that day, hackers said to be belonging to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard managed to hack the dam’s electronic control center in order to unlock its gates and drown the area. A court – which heard this case and other cyberattacks targeting financial institutions – revealed dangerous plots to attack vital installations in the country.
Act of sabotage
If the US prosecution had considered those inside Iran responsible for these cyber attacks, and not just the seven individuals, a mechanism would have evolved to fight cyber terrorismAbdulrahman al-Rashed