TEHRAN – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Naval Force has said that IRGC cyber forces have been able to acquire the enemy’s most confidential information.
“Today, our cyber forces have easily acquired the enemy’s most confidential information and have desirably improved their cyber warfare (capability),” Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said on Sunday during a ceremony held to launch new information technology systems of the IRGC Naval Force.
The statement by Fadavi comes as the U.S. and some of its allies conducted a 12-day naval exercise in the Persian Gulf on September 16.
The sea drills, codenamed the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 (INCMEX), were done in the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden, but steered clear of the Strait of Hormuz.
Iran dismissed the naval maneuvers as empty posturing. On Saturday, Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the exercise was only a “publicity stunt.”
“The United States had claimed that the minesweeping exercise would be held with the participation of 40 countries, but only four or five countries took part in the exercise,” Vahidi said.
Staging such a weak military exercise in the Persian Gulf was a disgrace to Washington, the defense minister added.
Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay in touch and receive all of TT updates right in your feed reader