Even worse, there is reason to believe that the data breach at UC Santa Barbara is far from an isolated incident. In fact, many news outlets are reporting other hacker attacks that can traced back to the Islamic Republic of Iran. This has been going on for some time now, and contrary to Obama wants us to believe, is unlikely to stop after the Iran deal.
“The findings reveal that the Islamic Republic of Iran could potentially have the ability to attack America internally, using the highly-detailed, sensitive information some Iranians have potentially been able to gather on the U.S. power grid as a result of these hacks.
‘If the geopolitical situation changes and Iran wants to target these facilities, if they have this kind of information it will make it a lot easier,’ Robert M. Lee, a former U.S. Air Force cyberwarfare operations officer told the AP. ‘It will also help them stay quiet and stealthy inside.’
The AP points out that during the Calpine breach, which experts believe began as far back as August of 2013 and could still be going on today, hackers obtained detailed engineering drawings of 71 networks and power stations from New York to California.
Snippets of comments made in the Persian language in the code reportedly helped investigators conclude that Iran was, in fact, the source of the attacks. The information these hackers had acquired contained usernames and passwords that could shut down generating stations and cause a blackout, possibly nationwide.”