Israel launches cyberattack against Iranian nuclear facility

by Jenny Mount · Apr 12th, 2021 11:34 am

Last Updated Apr 13th, 2021 at 11:42 am

Israel reportedly launched a cyberattack against Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, severely crippling the nation's enrichment program.

The underground Natanz facility saw an electricial disruption reportedly coming from an Israeli cyberattack early on Sunday. The attack followed Iranian officials bragging about the nation's new centrifuges that expedite the process needed to create nuclear weapons.

Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Military Intelligence Amos Yadlin said that he was concerned about Iran's nuclear program, explaining that if the facility's backup power systems were hit by the cyberattack, it could take months for Iran to recover.

"But if somebody really hit all 6,000 centrifuges — old and new — that's an extraordinary achievement," Yadlin said.

🔦 Former CIA director James Woolsey and other top experts warned in a piece published last month at National Review that American politicians are being "misled by the intelligence and defense communities," and "are grossly underestimating the nuclear threat from Iran." Experts believe Iran already has nuclear weapons.


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