Plan to Develop Cyberattack Warning System

Plan to Develop Cyberattack Warning System

Head of the Civil Defense Organization Lieutenant General Gholam Reza Jalali announced plans for developing a nationwide system that would alert all state organizations of possible cyberattacks.

Speaking on state TV on Sunday, Jalali emphasized the necessity for a countrywide, integrated system capable of warning organizations online in case of possible cyberattacks, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He expressed the hope that such a system would be developed shortly, but did not provide a specific time frame.

His comment comes after a spate of cyberattacks against Iranian websites over the past two weeks.

Earlier this month, a group of hackers, apparently working for Saudi Arabia, hacked into a number of websites affiliated with the Foreign Ministry, publishing images of Saudi rulers on the websites.

A background check revealed that the cyber intruders were non-governmental elements, but had been seemingly paid for by the Saudi government to hack into the Iranian websites.

There was a cyber-strike on the Statistics Center of Iran on May 24. Iran’s Cyber Police said the attack had been traced back to IP addresses in three Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia.

It also announced that Tehran has submitted a report regarding the IPs and exact locations of the hackers to Saudi Arabia via the Interpol to take action and arrest the criminals.


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