Iran says one of two cyber attack targets was country’s ports – news agency

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One of the targets of the major cyber attacks against two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the country’s ports, an Iranian news agency reported on Friday. Government information Technology The organization reported the hack into two institutions on Thursday without giving details of the targets or perpetrators. The second target of the attacks on Monday and Tuesday remains to be identified.

“Sworn enemies have been trying to carry out cyber attacks for some time,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency said, citing a statement from the Ports and Maritime Transport Organization. The press release indicates that deterrent measures have been taken to avoid an interruption in the “missions of organizations”.

He gave no further details. Following the cyber attacks, several government bodies temporarily shut down internet services as a precaution, Abolghasem Sadeghi, government Technology Organization, said Thursday on state television.

He said the attacks, which he described as “large and large-scale”, were under investigation. Iran says it is on high alert over online attacks, which it has blamed in the past on the United States and other foreign states, including Israel.

U.S. officials said in October 2019 that the United States carried out a cyberattack on Iran after drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blamed on Tehran. Iran has denied any involvement in the attacks, which were claimed by the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen. The United States and other Western powers have also accused Iran of trying to disrupt and break into their networks. (dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com, edited by William Maclean)

News Highlights:

  • The second target of the attacks on Monday and Tuesday remains to be identified. “Sworn enemies have been attempting to carry out cyber attacks for some time,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency said, citing a statement from the Sea and Ports Organization.
  • Iran says one of the two targets of the cyber attacks was the country’s ports – news agency
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