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After the US killed Iran's top general in a drone strike government officials and Security Act for experts have been warning that Iran could retaliate with cyber attacks. Iran is already suspected in some previous hacks. A Las Vegas Casino some big banks and even some US cities NPR's technology correspondent Shannon. Bond looks exit. What could come next? Top American banks knocked off line. ransomware crippling the city of Atlanta and bombarding servers for financial institutions sounds like Bank of America. PNC and capital. One police officers are writing their reports up by hand. City workers are punching in and out with time clocks Iranian Romanian. Hackers were blamed in both of those attacks in one of the most high profile cases. Hackers destroyed data on computers at the Sands Casino after its billionaire owner Sheldon Adelson Adelson called for a nuclear strike on Iran. Iran's investment in its cyber army dates back to two thousand ten the year the US and Israel are suspected of infecting Iranian Romanian nuclear facility with a powerful computer worm called stuxnet that destroyed critical equipment and set back around nuclear ambitions as a result of the impact impact. That stuxnet had and there renew Richmond program they formed funded trained And an attached to their work and keep it believes very strong cyber capability ability Jordan. More yellow is vice president at cybersecurity firm critical start Iran has created teams of Cyber Warriors inside the Revolutionary Guard Corps. It's elite military right wing. It also relies on proxy groups and hackers aligned with its goals in the weeks since a US. Air Strike Killed The Iranian general. Qassams lemani nationalist nationalist activists are suspected of facing a US government website with pro Iran messages. Kara Frederick Fellow at the Center for a new American security says Cyber Br tools enable a symmetric attacks against American military might by inflicting economic or reputational damage cyber allows them to compete at a level level of parody that they don't have in the physical world. Iran is also used these tactics against other those. US officials blamed Iran for wiping out the data on three quarters of Computers at Aramco Saudi Arabia's giant Whale Company in twenty twelve the threat of military escalation between the US and Iran appears to have eased recently still government officials and security researchers warn that hackers linked to Iran are probing. US companies for vulnerabilities Jordan. More yellow of critical start right now. What what? We're seeing a huge increase in reconnaissance activity so specifically looking for potentially vulnerable servers data-gathering. They're kind the preparing to Battle Plan in cyberspace. Iran's activities have shown its ability to caused financial harm and embarrassment experts. I spoke with say a more serious. Cyber Intrusion Inter critical US infrastructure like electrical. Grids would take more time and effort Orrin Falco. It's a former national security agency analyst and CEO of area one security says he doubts on could carry out a major attack immediately. You know cyber is not a magic meaning that it takes many months of planning planning to achieve specific outcomes. Iran is not alone amping up its cyber capabilities. Researchers say Russia and China present the biggest threats to the American targets. And of course the U._S.. Has Its own digital weapons to use against