Iran Managed to Foil a Very Big Organized Cyber Attack: Minister
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“I cannot tell you about details, but we have faced an organized cyberattack on the infrastructure of the country, which was carried out with the state support. The attack was quite extensive,” the minister said, according to a video available on the government’s information portal, and added that the attack was repelled.
In a post on his Twitter account back in June, Azari Jahromi said the country had managed to thwart about 33 million cyber-attacks against its sensitive sites last year.
“Last year, we neutralized not a single strike but 33 million attacks with the Dejfa firewall,” he wrote, stressing that the US tries hard but has not carried out a successful attack.
Back in October, head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said the country is taking legal action against the US over repeated cyber attack attempts and threats, while it is putting in place robust security measures to protect its vital infrastructure.
“The Americans have repeatedly threatened and mounted cyber attacks against us,” he told Tasnim.
“The legal implications of such actions could naturally affect them and Iran is seriously following up the issue at its juridical and foreign ministry capacities,” he added.
Iran has implemented mechanisms to help cut itself off from the global Internet but remains internally cohesive in case there is a cyberattack from abroad. The system was built after a 2010 malware attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities.