What do you do with a country you want to bomb but really can’t because of the the political ramifications? You call your Internet Army and start a cyber war. You then make it classified so the public doesn’t know what is happening and how much you’re spending. While I can’t blame it all on Obama (eventhough it was greatly increased under his management and still is today) the Bush Administration started it. The operations were code-named “Olympic Games”.
A portion of the cyber warfare activities was accidently released to the public via the Internet and a bunch of nerds figured it out. After studying this Internet worm, they figured out it was developed by the US and Isreal. CIA director, Leon Panetta, and Obama discussed shutting it down or continuing its progress, however, after reviewing how effective it has been causing havoc they decided to keep it going. They released a newer version and another after that on Iran. The cyber warefare with Iran continues today.
Due to this attack, Iran started their own cyber warfare unit and has been quoted as saying that the “Iranian military was prepared to fight our enemies” in “cyberspace and Internet warfare”. Very little evidence has been reported about Iran striking back though.
Independent Internet security professionals are looking into another cyber warfare worm/virus called “Flame”. It attacked the computers of Iranian Officials sweeping up information on them. US Officials say it wasn’t part of “Olympic Games” and have declined to say whether they were involved with it or not.
No wonder our foreign policy with Iran is no good and diplomacy isn’t working. From all this, it appears America threw the first punch with Iran.