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Iran denies cyberattacks prompted blasts & fires throughout the nation, performs down harm inflicted

Iran denies cyberattacks caused blasts & fires across the country, plays down damage inflicted

Iran has resolutely denied that fires breaking out throughout the nation in latest days are the results of cyberattacks, whereas admitting that overseas states and teams have been relentlessly testing the nation’s cyber defenses.

In latest weeks, Iran suffered scores of fires and malfunctions on its refineries, fuel vegetation, nuclear plant, energy stations, sea port in addition to forest fires.

However a spokesman for the overseas ministry Sayed Abbas Mousavi advised reporters that “latest fires don’t have anything to do with cyberattacks.”

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Mousavi additionally downplayed the size of the incidents. Within the summertime they’re “neither peculiar nor one thing taking place this yr alone,” he careworn. However he admitted that cyberattacks did happen and had been “not something new.

In keeping with the official, 1000’s of hacker assaults are carried out in opposition to the nation’s infrastructure daily.

Most of these assaults are repulsed by our protection methods and the cyber incident response groups with out making any affect,” he stated.

Admitting that cyberattacks have been tried “each day,” Mousavi stated Tehran sees the US as the first suspect for any cyberattack in opposition to Iran by default, except confirmed in any other case. That presumption is “very pure,” he famous.

The spokesman stated that the governments “sponsoring and directing” the assaults and the teams “aiding and abetting” them “have been recognized,” however he stopped in need of calling any of them by title.

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Earlier this week, an Iranian lawmaker stated {that a} blast and hearth on the Natanz nuclear web site on July 2 had been attributable to inner causes however didn’t elaborate.

Javad Karimi Qoddousi, who’s a member of the Nationwide Safety Committee, denied any chance that the incident was a results of an exterior interference resembling a missile assault or airstrike.

In June, a hackers group calling itself Cheetahs of the Homeland claimed duty for the alleged cyberattack in opposition to Iranian websites. The group stated it was composed of dissidents inside Iran’s navy and safety forces.

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