Saturday, June 22, 2013

Iran Oil Ministry Denies Cyber Attack on Computer Network

Iran’s Oil Ministry on Saturday denied reports of a major cyber attack on the ministry’s computer network. Iran’s official news agency IRNA quoted Ahmad Tolayi, the ministry’s IT director, as saying the ministry’s website is down due to “technical problems with fiber optics connections.” (IRNA, 2 June)

Mehr, one of Iran’s semi-official news agencies, had reported earlier that hackers had launched an attack on Friday on the ministry’s website but had failed to penetrate into its computer network.

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