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Cyberattacks on Iran Telecom Infrastructure Foiled

Cyberattacks on Iran Telecom Infrastructure FoiledCyberattacks on Iran Telecom Infrastructure Foiled

Iran says it has successfully thwarted a wave of cyberattacks apparently staged by Israel to target the country's communications infrastructure, saying it will follow up on the “hostile” scheme via international mechanisms.
Hamid Fattahi, a senior official with the Telecommunications Infrastructure Company, took to Twitter on Monday to report an attempt by “an occupying regime” to launch “sporadic” cyber assaults against Iran’s communications infrastructure, referring to the Israeli regime, Press TV reported.
All the attacks, he added, “were firmly foiled”.
Shortly afterwards, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi re-posted Fattahi’s tweet and said, “The regime—with a notorious background in using cyber weapons in cases such as Stuxnet—was this time attempting to harm Iran’s communications infrastructure.”  
“[But] they had to go away empty-handed, thanks to the vigilance of our technical teams. We will pursue this hostile move through international tribunals," the minister added.
Israel and the US are widely believed to be behind a cyberattack, employing a malware named Stuxnet, on the Iranian nuclear program in 2011.

 

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