Iran ‘gearing up to launch cyber strikes’ over US sanctions – and Britain is not safe

Iran is ready to hit back at Donald Trump’s reimposition of US sanctions with cyber strikes, according to security experts who pointed to an increase in chatter related to the threat.  

The risk of a cyber offensive has been growing ever since the US president withdrew in May from the 2015 deal, under which world powers relaxed economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme. 

Britain, along with other nations part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has been trying to keep the pact alive. However, cybersecurity experts have warned that does not make it immune to strikes from Iranian hackers. 

Iran is said to have a history of targeting America with cyber…

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