Head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali unveiled plans for developing a nationwide alert system that would warn the country’s organizations of possible cyber-attacks.
Speaking on a TV talk show on Sunday June 5, General Jalali emphasized the necessity for a countrywide, integrated system capable of alerting organizations online in cases of possible cyber-attack. He expressed the hope that such a system would be developed in a short period of time.
His comment came after a spate of cyber-attacks against Iranian websites over the past two weeks.
In early June, a group of hackers, apparently employed by Saudi Arabia, hacked into a number of websites affiliated with Iran’s Foreign Ministry, publishing images of Saudi kings on the websites.
A background check revealed that the cyber intruders were not governmental elements, but had been seemingly paid for by the Riyadh regime to hack into the Iranian websites.
Earlier, there was a cyber-strike against the Statistics Centre of Iran on May 24. Iran’s Cyber Police said the attack had been traced back to IP addresses in three Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia.
It also announced that Tehran has submitted a report regarding the IPs and exact locations of the hackers to Saudi Arabia via the Interpol to take action and arrest the criminals.