Iran says it foiled US cyber attack

Head of Iran’s Cyber Police says Iran thwarted hacking attack on its oil ministry

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Iran foiled on Tuesday a cyber attack on its oil ministry and the attempt came from the United States, a security official has said.

Brig. Gen. Kamal Hadianfar, head of Iran’s Cyber Police, said the unit had thwarted a hacking attack on the country’s oil ministry.

Iran warned US officials of the incident and issued an international judicial order, Fars news agency quoted Hadianfar as saying.

“The IP address for hackers was in America… The hacking attempt took place over a four-day period starting on March 20,” he said.

Iran’s nuclear programme was reportedly the target of the Stuxnet virus in 2010, for which Iran blamed the United States and Israel.

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