The latest news and views about cyberspace
Website of Iran’s Imam Sadegh University hacked
Iran's Imam Sadegh University's website has been hit by a cyberattack. Following the attack, a picture appeared on the website of the university that said the Black Reward hacking group claimed responsibility for it.
Iran foils cyber raids against Central Bank, messaging apps
Iran has thwarted a wave of cyber attacks targeting the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) and two domestic messaging applications.
Official: Cyberattack on Iranian messaging apps foiled
The CEO of Iran’s Infrastructure Communications Company says the country has managed to foil a massive cyberattack on Iranian instant messaging apps.
Iran’s Fars News Agency says origin of recent hacking attack detected
Iran’s Fars News Agency explains different aspects of the latest cyberattack that recently hit its website, saying the origin of the assault was quickly determined and an operation is underway to neutralize it.
Iranian minister: Cyberspace security needs revision
The Iranian minister of information and communications technology says the government, as the protector of the citizens’ interests, has to promote the country’s cyber security infrastructure and open up the space for people and businesses.
Hackers attack Iran’s Khouzestan Steel Company
Key Iranian steel producer Khouzestan Steel Company has been targeted with a cyber attack, reports say.
Report: Iran makes arrest over municipality cyberattack
Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested one person over a recent cyberattack that targeted Tehran municipality’s website and surveillance cameras, an informed source says.
Iran rejects reports of cyber attack at Imam Khomeini Int. Airport
An Iranian official has rejected reports of a cyber attack at the Imam Khomeini International Airport, south of Tehran, saying a technical glitch in the passport control system briefly left passengers stranded there earlier on Saturday.
Cyber-attack knocks out Tehran municipality website and control cameras
Tehran’s municipality says its website on Thursday was hacked in a cyber-attack and some profane pictures appeared on it for several minutes.
Iran foils large-scale cyber attack against infrastructures
An Iranian cyber security institution says its experts have thwarted a large-scale cyber attack originating from IPs in Western states against the country’s infrastructure, conducted through the security loopholes of an application commonly used at different institutions.
UN envoy: Iran victim of US and Israel cyber-attacks
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations has rejected using force in cyberspace. Majid Takht Ravanchi said Iran has been a victim of cyber-attacks by the United States and Israel.
Hackers attack Israeli engineering companies
A hacker group called Moses Staff says it has successfully conducted a cyberattack on three Israeli engineering companies. It comes less than two weeks after the same group leaked files saying to have obtained them in an attack on the Defense Ministry.
US, Israel behind cyberattack on Iran gas stations: Top General
The head of the Passive Defense Organization of Iran says the United States and the Israeli regime were behind the recent cyberattack on Iran’s gas stations.
Iran president: Tuesday cyberattack aimed to disrupt lives
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raesi says Tuesday’s cyberattack that caused an outage at the country’s gas stations was aimed at disrupting people’s lives.
Iran, Russia Sign Information Security Cooperation Pact
Highest-ranking diplomats from Iran and Russia signed an information security agreement that entails closer interaction between Tehran and Moscow in cyber-security activities.
Iran Thwarts over 412 Million Malware Attacks in One Year
The Iranian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) says its cyber-security division has detected and foiled more than 412 cyberattacks over the past year.
Iran Says Cyber Attack on Rajaee Port Foiled Successfully
Iran says it has neutralised a cyber-attack, probably launched by Israel, on its infrastructure in Rajaee Port in the south of the country.
Iran Suing US for Cyber Attacks: Security Official
The head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization said the country’s judicial and diplomatic bodies have taken judicial action against the US for its cyber attacks and threats against Iran.
Iran Has No Preference in US Elections 2020: Zarif
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran has no preference in the US 2020 presidential elections, denying that Iran would interfere with the upcoming votes.
Iran Denies Reports of Cyber-Attack on Its Oil Facilities
The cyberspace security centre of Iran president's office (AFTA) has in a statement rejected Western media reports that Iranian oil facilities and other vital infrastructure have been targeted by successful cyber-attacks.
Iran Chairs AALCO Meeting on Cyberspace in China
Chaired by the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 4th Working Group Meeting on International Law in Cyberspace of Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) was held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou on September 2-4, 2019.
Iran Cyber Police Warn against Using FaceApp
Iranian Police have warned against the unwanted consequences of the face-transforming FaceApp application.
Iran Says 33 Million Cyber Attacks Thwarted in Past Year
Iran’s minister of communications, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, says Tehran has managed to foil 33 million cyber attacks, including the one recently claimed by the US, during the past year.
Iran Gives Details of Disbanding US Cyber Espionage Networks
An Iranian Intelligence Ministry official gave new details on the “heavy blow” that Iranian intelligence forces have inflicted on the US by detecting and disbanding two sophisticated cyber espionage networks affiliated to the CIA.
Envoy Reveals US Sponsorship of Anti-Iran Twitter Accounts
Iran’s ambassador to London has divulged details about the role of US government in sponsoring a series of Twitter accounts involved in a propaganda campaign against the Islamic Republic.
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