イスラエルがイランの重要港湾をサイバー攻撃 先の水道局攻撃への報復

Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port - Washington Post
A foreign government security official said the attack was "highly accurate" and the damage to the Iranian port was more serious than described in official Iranian accounts, the Post reported.
By TZVI JOFFRE
MAY 19, 2020 09:08
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/israel-linked-to-cyberattack-on-iranian-port-washington-post-628503

Israel is likely behind a cyberattack which halted traffic and caused "total disarray" at Iran's Shahid Rajaei Port, located near the Strait of Hormuz, last week, according to a report by The Washington Post.

On May 11, Mohammad Rastad, Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), announced that a cyberattack managed to damage a number of private systems at the Shahid Rajaei port.

Allah-Morad Afifi-Pour, Director-General of the PMO of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, had initially denied the reports of a cyberattack, but Rastad confirmed that a cyberattack had occurred in a press conference on Sunday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.

Allah-Morad Afifi-Pour, Director-General of the PMO of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, initially denied the reports of a cyberattack, but Rastad confirmed that a cyberattack had occurred in a press conference on Sunday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.

Rastad also confirmed that the attack was carried out by a foreign entity, according to Fars News Agency.

While Rastad stressed that operations had not been disrupted by the attack, US and foreign government officials told the Washington Post that traffic in the area came to a halt and was plagued with issues for a number of days.

Intelligence and cybersecurity officials familiar with the incident told the Post that the attack was carried out by "Israeli operatives," possibly in retaliation for an earlier cyberattack on Israel's civilian water system.

A US official with access to classified files also told the Post that Israel was believed to have been behind the attack.

Satellite photographs showing miles-long traffic jams on highways leading the Shahid Rajaee port and dozens of loaded container ships waiting just off the coast were shown to the Post as well.

The cyberattack was "highly accurate," according to a security official with a foreign government that monitored the incident which reportedly occurred on May 9, two days before Iranian officials acknowledged it had occurred.

The Israeli Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on the Post report.

Former IDF intelligence chief and executive director of the INSS Amos Yadlin tweeted that cyberspace is "joining the ground, sea and air dimensions as a significant dimension of warfare," pointing to incidents in which the US and Iran used cyberattacks as responses to attacks in order to prevent an escalation in the physical world.

"If Israel is the one who responded to the Iranian attack that targeted civilian infrastructure, Israel is making it clear that civilian systems should be left out of battle," added Yadlin.

"This is a significant message about the vulnerability of Iran's financial systems to Israeli cyber abilities."

Earlier this month, Israel’s security cabinet met to discuss an alleged Iranian cyberattack on Israeli water and sewage facilities that took place in April.

The attack did not cause substantial damage except for a few issues in local water systems, according to Israeli officials, but is still seen as a substantial escalation by the Iranians, especially since the attack targeted civilian infrastructure.

"This was a very unordinary cyberattack against civilian water facilities which is against every ethic and every code even in times of war," a senior Israeli official said to Channel 13’s Barak Ravid. "We didn't expect this even from the Iranians. It is just not done."

Iran reported three cyberattacks within one week back in December. At least one of the attacks was allegedly “state-sponsored.”

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi claimed that two of the three attacks in December were repelled by the country’s security shield.

Jahromi claimed that the Islamic Republic’s national cybersecurity wall, known as Digital Fortress or Dezhfa, helped thwart 33 million cyberattacks against the country in 2019, according to Fars.

米国大統領がWHOに資金拠出停止、脱退を警告

中国のせいにしているだけで、米国政府の財政赤字がひどいから、出せるカネがないんでしょ。

WHOは活動規模を縮小させることで対応し、あとは中国によるWHO支配が一層強まるだけですね。



‘No time to waste’: Trump gives WHO 30 days to make ‘major improvements’ before US PERMANENTLY freezes funding
19 May, 2020 03:16
https://www.rt.com/news/489030-who-trump-funding-permanent-freeze/

US President Donald Trump has threatened to halt American funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) for good, giving the agency 30 days to clean up its act while insisting it mishandled the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory! pic.twitter.com/pF2kzPUpDv