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  12/31/2012, Tevet 18, 5773

Iran Stages 'Cyber Warfare Drill'

Iranian forces have combined cyber warfare tactics and maritime war games in a drill for the first time as the Islamic republic's naval units staged maneuvers in the Strait of Hormuz, media reports said on Monday. The navy "launched a cyber attack against the computer network of the defensive forces in order to infiltrate the network and hack information or spread virus," the English-language Iran daily reported, quoting Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari.