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Iran ’s cybersecurity authority revealed that two governmental departments were hit by cyberattacks this week

Iran Acknowledged Cyberattacks on Two Governmental Departments

TEHRAN – Iran’s cybersecurity authority revealed that two governmental departments were hit by cyberattacks this week, state media reported Friday.
State media reported on Thursday that the Iranian cybersecurity authority admitted cyber attacks against two unidentified government departments.
The national daily IRNA revealed that the cyber attacks took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Iranian authorities are investigating attacks deemed necessary.
Other government departments have temporarily halted their online operation as a precautionary measure.
Iran’s cybersecurity authority did not attribute the attack to a specific threat actor.
This is not the first time that Iranian authorities have claimed to have been targeted by cyber attacks. In December 2019, Iran’s telecommunications minister twice announced in a week that he had foiled a cyberattack on his infrastructure.
At the time, Iranian Minister, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, confirmed that the national cyber shield neutralized the attack, he also added that the attack was launched by the APT27 group linked to China seeking to collect information about his country.
In October 2019, Iran announced that it feared reprisals from Western countries who accused it of carrying out physical and cyber attacks against their infrastructure and countries in the Middle East.
At the time, Iran’s petroleum ministry said the Washington government had launched a full-scale economic war “against the Islamic Republic in retaliation for the downing of an American drone as well as attacks on oil tankers, for which the United States blamed Iran.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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