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

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One of the goals of the significant cyber strikes on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the nation’s ports, an Iranian news agency has reported.

The government’s Information Technology Organization on Thursday reported the hacking of two associations without providing details about the goals or perpetrators. The second goal of these attacks on Monday and Tuesday is not yet been identified.

“Sworn enemies have been trying for some time to carry out cyberattacks,” that the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted an announcement by the Ports and Maritime Organization as saying.

The announcement said deterrent measures had been taken to prevent an interruption in the “organization’s missions.”

It gave no additional details.

Following the cyber attacks, several government bodies temporarily shut down internet services as a precaution, Abolghasem Sadeghi, from the authorities Information Technology Organization, told state TV last week.

He explained the strikes, which he called “important and on a large scale,” were under analysis.

Iran says it’s on high alert for internet assaults, which has blamed previously on the United States along with other foreign states, such as Israel.

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US officials said in October 2019 that the United States had carried out a cyber attack on Iran after drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blamed Tehran.

The United States and other Western forces also have accused Iran of attempting to disrupt and divide into their networks.

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