US, Israel, S. Arabia Pose Cyber Threats

US, Israel, S. Arabia Pose Cyber ThreatsUS, Israel, S. Arabia Pose Cyber Threats

The US, Israel and Saudi Arabia pose threats to Iran’s cyberspace, the head of Civil Defense Organization said.

“Certain countries, including the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, threaten us in cyberspace,” Gholamreza Jalali added, addressing the Fourth Cyber Defense Forum in Tehran on Sunday, Fars News Agency reported.

“Saudi Arabia is making many such attempts,” he said.  Jalali stressed that Iranian experts have adopted proper measures to confront hostile threats in cyberspace and said the “first-layer” vulnerabilities have been identified to prevent the repetition of previous cyber attacks.

A group of Saudi hackers launched cyber attacks on a number of Iranian government websites in May, but failed to inflict major damage. “Saudi Arabia sought to carry out its threats through such attacks but it was mostly a type of showoff,” Jalali said. “These attacks were carried out on the first layer and didn’t cause heavy damage.”

In May, the websites of Statistical Center of Iran and the Organization for Registration of Deeds and Property were hacked, but experts fixed them soon.