Iran Says Transportation Ministry Hit By Cyberattack
July 12, 2021
Iran's Transportation Ministry said that its computer systems and website were
affected by a cyberattack on July 10.
The alleged attack took down the ministry's website and links associated with
it, the ministry reportedly said in a statement.
The disruption began before noon; the sites were still down five hours later.
It was the second cyberattack to hit the ministry's computer systems in two
Iran's rail system reportedly came under cyberattack on July 9, with a system
designed to track trains failing and hackers posting false messages on display
boards across the country claiming trains had been delayed or canceled.
The country's telecommunications minister, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, warned
on July 10 about possible cyberattacks though ransomware.
Iran has been targeted by numerous cyberattacks in recent years, including an
attack on government infrastructure in 2019.
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