17:55 GMT +318 November 2018
Listen Live
    Ransomware attacks global IT systems

    Iran Foils Alleged Israeli Cyberattack on Telecommunications Company - Reports

    © Sputnik / Vladimir Trefilov
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    1140

    Earlier this month, the head of Iran’s civil defense, Gholamreza Jalali, claimed that a new version of the Stuxnet virus, which Tehran believes to be a US-Israeli creation, had been discovered by Iranian authorities.

    Hamid Fatahi, the CEO of Iran's Telecommunications Company, stated on Twitter on Monday that the country had foiled a wave of cyberattacks, allegedly conducted by Israel, targeting communications infrastructure of the Islamic Republic. According to the CEO, the operations against Iran "were firmly foiled."

    Commenting on the attacks, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi re-posted Fatahi's tweet, confirming that the hackers were "attempting to harm Iran's communications infrastructure," and also said that Tehran would "pursue this hostile move through international tribunals."

    Earlier this year, Israel claimed that it had accomplished a major cyber-heist, obtaining an archive that allegedly documented that Iran was continuing to work on its nuclear weapons program. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the information at the UN General Assembly in September.

    Related:

    Stuxnet 2.0: ‘New Generation’ of Likely US-Israeli Attack Virus Hits Iran
    Iran Accuses Israel of Seeking to Divide Muslim States as Netanyahu Visits Oman
    Israeli 'Spy' Firm Reportedly Went After Obama Team on Hunt for Iranian Assets
    Israeli Defense Forces Blame Syria, Iran for Gaza Shelling
    Tags:
    hacking, Cyber Security, Cyber Attacks, Iran, Israel
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik