An Iranian Islamic scholar said in a recent sermon that Iran’s cyber force carried out two attacks against Israel this year, the recent one successfully targeting power plants in the Jewish state.
In a video translated to English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and released Wednesday, scholar Rahim Mahdavipour claimed that “Islamic Iran, as the primary and central headquarters of the resistance front, has unique assets and unique winning cards, thank God.
“The cyber force of this central headquarters of the resistance front — that is, Islamic Iran — carried out two extraordinary attacks this year,” he continued.
“The first, at the beginning of the year, was against the desalination plants inside Israel, in that occupied land. Similarly, a few days ago, it carried out a cyber attack against some Israeli electricity plants, and disabled most of them,” Mahdavipour claimed.
“This is a unique capability,” he added.
The sermon was delivered on November 6 in Bojnurd, Iran, and was aired on Iranian Khorasan Shomali TV, according to MEMRI.
On October 30, the Israel Electric Corporation confirmed that there was a power outage in many areas across the country, however, stressed it was not caused by a cyber attack.
Vice President of Services at the Electric Company Oren Helman told Ynet that “I understand why people thought this was a cyber attack, but that is a conspiracy theory that pops up every time something happens in the Electric Company.
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