>> Iran was reportedly behind a cyber attack carried out on Britain's lawmakers earlier this year. That's according to the Times Newspaper citing an intelligence assessment of the incident.>> It's a good thing for Iran and for the world.>> The timing of the revelation coming just a day after the United Kingdom joined other European countries including fellow NATO allies France and Germany.
In warning the US against harming the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Britain's parliament was hit by a sustained and determined cyber attack in June designed to identify weak email passwords. The Times said that the incident was Iran's first significant cyber attack on a British target, but it was initially blamed on Russia.
And according to the paper the motive of the attack hasn't been established, but the hackers weren't seeking simple financial gain. Neither Britain's National Cyber Security Center nor the Iranian government were immediately available for comment. The cyber attack on Parliament came just over a month after a separate incident crippled parts of the country's health service.