A commander of Iranian Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said that IRGC is not behind the cyber attacks on American banks and the oil industry. A few days ago Defense Secretary of the United States, Leon Panetta, warned of cyber attacks “from a Middle Eastern country” on American firms. Some analysts pointed to IRGC, the number one enemy of the U.S. in region, and accused this organization for conducting cyber attacks to United States.
The commander of the IRGC’s Prophet Muhammad unit and Martyr Fahmideh base, Mohsen Kazemini, refused all the claims and said: “The cyber division of IRGC has active presence from blogging to monitoring the web space. But we are not looking to disturb other countries. Such acts and accusation are totally refused by the concept and doctrine of IRGC.”
Also Iran’s IRGC is going to hold a “cyber drill” but the details are not available at the moment.
Mehdi Ahkavan Bahabadi, the director of the Iran Cyberspace Center, has also refused the claims made by the authorities of the United States and called them “baseless”.