The U.S. sanctioned “Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security and its Minister of Intelligence for engaging in cyber-enabled activities against the U.S. and its allies”, including Albania in July. The State Department contended that “Iran’s cyberattacks targeting civilian government services and critical infrastructure sectors can cause grave damage to these services and disregard norms of responsible peacetime state behaviour in cyberspace. The U.S. will continue to use all appropriate tools to counter cyberattacks against the U.S. and our Allies”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson condemned the move.
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