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Experts: Iran could answer US sanctions with cyberattacks

AP  |  Washington 

Cyber security and intelligence experts say the US is bracing for cyberattacks could launch in retaliation for the re-imposition of sanctions this week by

Concern over cyberattacks from has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Experts say the threat went up yesterday after reimposed economic sanctions on

denies using its cyber capabilities for offensive purposes, and accuses the US of targeting Iran.

But a cybersecurity company, Recorded Future, says it has seen an increase in chatter related to Iranian threat activity during the past several weeks.

And the former Iran for the US national intelligence director's office, Norm Roule (Rool), says he thinks there is a good chance Iran will retaliate in cyberspace.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 14:05 IST