That’s the big Obama Keystone Kops response to this~~ “Name and shame.” Not kidding. They’ll publicly accuse them! I’m sure that’ll keep Iran up at night. Terrorist nations not only get a free pass on every act of war and terrorism under the Obama debacle, they also get nuke deals. When did this dam breach happen? 2013, just as Obama was on his knees begging Iran to go along with the nuke deal. Talk about being played for a fool.

Via CNN.

The Obama administration is preparing to publicly attribute a 2013 cyber attack against a New York dam to Iranian hackers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the investigation.

The Justice Department has prepared an indictment against people thought to be behind the attack, according to the officials. An announcement could come in the next week.

The intrusion at the Bowman Avenue Dam, around 30 miles north of New York City in suburban Rye Brook, New York, isn’t considered sophisticated — the hackers managed only to get access to some back office systems, not the operational systems of the dam, U.S. officials say. U.S. investigators quickly determined the attack was carried out by hackers working for the Iranian government.

But the attack alarmed Obama administration officials who have voiced concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. infrastructure to cyber attacks.

White House and Justice Department spokesmen declined to comment on plans to attribute blame for the attack. But Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said in a statement that the agency takes “malicious activity in cyberspace seriously, and we will continue to use all the tools at our disposal to prevent, deter, detect, counter and mitigate such activity.”

The public attribution of the dam attack is part of a U.S. strategy shift in recent years to publicly “name and shame” countries and, if possible, people behind the proliferation of cyber intrusions targeting U.S. companies and government networks.


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  1. So what will we do? Write a strongly worded letter excoriating them. That will get them shaking in their boots (NOT). That seems to be our answer to everything, talk them to death. We’ll turn our swords into plowshares to show them we mean peace. (Beware)- History has shown that those who turn their swords into plowshares, will plow for those who don’t.

  2. Maynard says:

    To be fair, Obama has taken the further step threatening to unfriend Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Facebook.

  3. Alain41 says:

    Will a journalist ask, if the administration’s strategy is to name and shame, why aren’t you & IAEA announcing Iran nuke deal violations? Do you have a dam answer?

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