Tag Archives | cyber-security

Attempts to Hack Diplomatic Entities in Iran

By John Lee. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab has said it has found evidence of attempts to compromise the information systems of foreign diplomatic entities in Iran: “Throughout the autumn of 2018 we analyzed a long-standing (and still active at that time) cyber-espionage campaign that was primarily targeting foreign diplomatic entities based in Iran. “The […]

Report: Iran Increases Cyber Attacks on Germany

By John Lee. A report from the German intelligence agency is said to show that Iran has increase hack attacks on German computer systems. According to Reuters, the BfV report said numbers of cyber attacks thought to have originated in Iran had been rising since 2014, with a sharp increase last year. German Interior Minister […]

Iranian Sites Come Under Hacking Attacks

A number of Iranian websites came under a cyber-attack on Monday night, Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi confirmed. A group of hackers tried to target a number of Iranian sites last night in a defacement attack, Azari Jahromi said on Tuesday. He added that the attacks were foiled by […]

NSA behind Ransomware Cyber Attack: Iranian Official

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said the US National Security Agency (NSA) is behind a massive wave of cyber attacks in 99 countries that seize control of computers until the victims pay a ransom. In remarks released on Sunday, Brigadier General Jalali pointed to the massive cyber attack and […]

Iran to Develop Integrated Cyber-Attack Warning System

The Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali (pictured), has unveiled plans for developing a nationwide alarm system that would alert the country’s organizations to possible cyber-attacks. Speaking at a TV talk show on Sunday, General Jalali emphasized the necessity for a countrywide, integrated system capable of alarming organizations online in […]

Has the Iran-Saudi Cyberwar already started?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Numerous Iranian media outlets reported May 25 that the website The Statistical Center of Iran (pictured) was hacked and temporarily put out of use. News agencies wrote that the hackers were “outside of Iran” […]