Potential cyber threats in aftermath of Iran strikes

The governor of Texas said he has evidence of attempted attacks from Iran on state agencies at “a rate of about 10,000 per minute,” while Homeland Security has warned other agencies to be prepared.
1:15 | 01/08/20

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George, there are also concerns about cyberattacks. Another way Iran could retaliate. The governor in Texas says they're already seeing problems. Our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas has more from Washington. Good morning, Pierre. Reporter: Robin, good morning. Overnight growing concerns about potential cyberattacks coming from Iran. The governor of Texas stating he has evidence that such attacks have begun. Governor Greg Abbott saying all Texans need to be concerned because state agencies are seeing an increase in attacks from Iran at roughly a rate of 10,000 per minute. The governor did not specifically say who launched them only that he believed they were coming from Iran. This is homeland security officials this week have been warning key industry and government agency about potential Iranian cyberattacks. The industry cited in that new advisory are the financial sector, power companies and telecommunications organizations. Homeland security officials told companies they should have backups for all their critical information to make sure they were scanning for attacks and warning employees about the Iranian threat. And homeland security officials continue to send out advisories about Iran's ability to conduct bombings and other attacks in the United States. Overnight the NYPD put out a statement saying they've increased deployment and adjusted resources across the city out of an abundance of caution. George.

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