Iranian media claims cyberattack on planned Tel Aviv metro


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Iranian media claims cyberattack on planned Tel Aviv metro
The rail system is under construction and is the subject of a political debate in Israel.
Published: JULY 4, 2022

According to “media sources,” there was a “massive cyberattack against operating systems and servers of the Tel Aviv Metro,” Iran’s semiofficial Fars News Agency reported Monday. The report was based on the Telegram channel of Sabareen, a militant Palestinian group. Iran will often launder rumors online to try to make them appear to be reality. At other times, it uses this method to disseminate information it wants communicated to the public.

After reports of the “attack,” a clarification was made that the cyberattack was actually against a company that is involved with construction of the Tel Aviv regional subway system, Fars reported. This is because the Metro, which will eventually augment the Tel Aviv Light Rail, is still under construction and is embroiled in a political dispute in Israel.