In April, Australia's foreign intelligence agency warned that backing Ukraine could open the country up to reprisals from Russian hackers.
Mansour Ahmadi, Ahmad Khatibi Aghda and Amir Hossein Nickaein Ravari were charged with four counts of computer-related crimes, including cyber extortion.
Albania, a NATO member, has cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled its embassy staff over a cyberattack in July that temporarily shut down numerous government digital services and websites.
The US says the Iranian ministry is behind the attack, which Tirana says mostly failed and caused no lasting damage.
Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama orders Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave within 24 hours following an investigation into a cyberattack in July.
In the largest attack of its kind, Albania's online government services were knocked offline after a massive cyberattack, according to officials.
Ronin Network says cyber attackers targeting its blockchain netted 173,600 ether and $25.5 million worth of stable coin, in a major crypto heist.
While links with Russian hacking groups, or Russia itself, are far from certain, some experts point at similar tactics used in the past.
The attack on websites, including those of the cabinet and several ministries, came as tensions with the West and Russia continue to escalate.
“Technical experts are fixing the problem and soon the refuelling process will return to normal,” said state broadcaster IRIB as angry motorists were stranded in long lines at shuttered stations.
US Justice Department says it has recovered more than half of $4.4 million paid by Colonial Pipeline to Russia-based ransomware extortionists Darkside, who had forced shutdown of major US fuel network.
The state-owned giant said names, credit card numbers and passport information were among the data stolen, adding that the breach involved personal data registered between August 2011 and February 2021.
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