Cyberattack hits Iran’s gasoline stations

An obvious cyberattack affected gasoline stations throughout Iran at the moment.

The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s vitality fee, Fereidoon Hassanvand, mentioned there was a “targeted operation” towards gasoline stations starting at midday native time. The cyberattack particularly affected the federal government’s system for regulating gasoline subsidies. Hassanvand mentioned that the issue was corrected at many gasoline stations later within the day, the semi-official Tasnim News Agency reported. 

Iran has attributed comparable incidents up to now to Israel and the United States. In April, Iran mentioned that Israel was behind an explosion on the Natanz nuclear facility. In 2019, the United States reportedly launched a cyberattack on Iran’s missile system. Iran has additionally carried out cyberattacks towards Israel. 

The incident got here at a tense occasions for Iran’s relations with the West. Indirect talks between the United States and Iran on the nuclear deal have been stalled for months, regardless of current European efforts to revive them. A US army outpost in Syria was additionally attacked by a drone final week. It is unclear who was behind the assault.