Report: U.S. cyber targets included Iran-backed militia
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The United States attempted to use a cyber attack to disable the communications networks of the Iran-sponsored militia Kata'ib Hezbollah last week as part of the U.S. response to Iran's downing of a drone, reports CNN.
The big picture: While it had already been reported that the U.S. launched cyber attacks against several Iranian targets, Kata'ib Hezbollah was not yet a known target.
Details: Kata'ib Hezbollah is a Shia militia with a presence in Syria, Iraq and Iran that the U.S. has characterized as a terrorist group.
- CNN did not report whether the attack was successful.