The officials confirmed that the United States military carried out a cyber attack against Iran last Thursday even as the President of the US Donald Trump nixed the plans for the airstrikes in the response to the downing of the US drone by Iran.
According to the details, the Cyber Command of the United States launched the cyber attack targeting the Iranian intelligence and radar installations used to down the navy drone of the United States last week.
It has been observed that the authorities of Iran shut off some of its military radar sites around the time the United States was poised to launch retaliatory strikes. It is still to be cleared that if the radar sites were turned off due to the cyber attack by the U.S. military or if Iran shut them off intentionally in the anticipation of the attacks.
Yahoo! News reported on the retaliatory cyber strike first. It mentioned that the Pentagon and the White House were also considering the military strikes, but the President of the United States Donald Trump revealed last Friday that he called them off after learning that up to 150 Iranians could be killed due to military strikes.