Iranian officials confirm cyberattack on Port Authority

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Iranian officials confirm cyberattack on Port Authority
Iranian authorities say cyberattack targeted electronic infrastructure of the country’s ports but failed to affect the process.
Elad Benari, Canada , 16/10/20
Cyber warfare.

Iranian officials on Friday confirmed that the country’s Port Authority had been hit in a cyberattack this week. The attack targeted the electronic infrastructure of the country’s ports to disrupt the flow of goods in and out of the country, but failed to affect the process, officials said, according to Times of Israel. The authority said the attack had been perpetrated by “sworn enemies” who “failed to achieve their goals” of hitting Iran’s economy through sanctions. It said “appropriate measures” had been taken in response, without elaborating.

On Wednesday, Iranian media reported a “large-scale” cyberattack against two unspecified government institutions. The attack did not cause any significant damage and was being investigated, said a spokesperson quoted by the official IRNA news agency. Other reports in Iranian media earlier pointed to possible attacks on ports and banking.

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