Iran suspects Israel and US behind fuel cyberattack

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Tehran

An Iranian general has said Israel and the United States were likely to have been behind a cyberattack that interrupted the distribution of fuel at service stations.

Tuesday’s attack “technically” resembles two previous incidents whose perpetrators “were unquestionably our enemies, namely the United States and the Zionist regime,” the Revolutionary Guards’ Gholamreza Jalali said.

“We have analyzed two incidents, the railway accident and the Shahid Rajaei port accident, and we found that they were similar,” Jalali, who heads a civil defense unit responsible for cyber activity, told state television late Saturday.

In July, Iran’s transportation ministry said a “cyber disruption” had affected its computer systems and website, according to Fars news agency.—Agencies

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