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Saban’s Spanish-language TV network airs “documentary” alleging cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

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Haim Saban’s control of Univision appears to be having the desired effect:

U.S. officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planned cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants, The Washington Times reported Wednesday, December 14. Allegations about the cyberplot were aired last week in a documentary on the Spanish-language TV network Univision, which included secretly recorded footage of Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats being briefed on the planned attacks and promising to pass information to their governments. In the meetings with the Iranian and Venezuelan officials, hackers discussed possible targets, including the FBI, the CIA and the Pentagon, as well as military and civilian nuclear facilities. Calling the reports “disturbing,” State Department spokesman William Ostick said federal authorities are examining the cyberplot allegations. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, called for hearings in the new year about Iranian activities in Latin America. “If Iran is using regional actors to facilitate and direct activities against the United States, this would represent a substantial increase in the level of the Iranian threat and would necessitate an immediate response,” he said.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

December 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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