Iran Probing into Possible Cyber Attacks on Its Industrial Plants

Following the speculations about the recent fires at Iranian industrial plants that possible cyber-attacks might be the root cause, Iranian cyber security institutions, in coordination with Iran’s National Centre of Cyberspace, have embarked on thorough investigations.   According to a report by Mehr, as translated by IFP, some believe that the country’s industrial plants, such […]

Following the speculations about the recent fires at Iranian industrial plants that possible cyber-attacks might be the root cause, Iranian cyber security institutions, in coordination with Iran’s National Centre of Cyberspace, have embarked on thorough investigations.

 

According to a report by Mehr, as translated by IFP, some believe that the country’s industrial plants, such as Bu Ali and Bandar Imam petrochemical complexes, might have been victims of cyber-attacks.

Iranian President’s Strategic Centre for Exchange of Information Security (AFTA), Iranian Cyber Police (FATA), Passive Defence Organization, and the Coordination Centre of Computer Emergency Response Team are probing into the issue.

In an interview with Mehr, Seyyed Hadi Sajjadi, the Deputy Head of Iran’s Information Technology Organization in Security Affairs, pointed to the recent allegations of cyber-attacks against the country’s industrial plants and said, “Despite all the claims about the possibility of a cyber-attack, there is not a scrap of evidence to prove the allegations.”

He further highlighted the importance of the attempts made by the country’s cyber security institutions and stressed, “The investigations will continue as a matter of caution.”

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