Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visits the Natanz uranium enrichment facility on April 8, 2008. (Getty Images)
The 2010 Stuxnet attack on Iran's nuclear program rattled the Islamic regime, which has poured $1 billion into a cyber warfare program over the past two years. Iranian cyberattacks on the United States soared 170 percent in 2012 and in early 2013, when the 20 biggest U.S. banks were hit by wave after wave of attacks. Iran is likely to remain a third-tier cyber power behind the United States, China and Russia. But the asymmetrical nature of cyber warfare and the increasing U.S. dependence on technology give Iran a dangerous amount of leverage.
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