Iranian Official: A Cyberattack Targeted the Fuel Distribution Network
Secretary of Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace announces that the country has been targeted with a cyberattack aimed at disrupting services.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Abul-Hassan Firouzabadi, said on Tuesday that a cyberattack carried out by a foreign country targeted Iran's fuel distribution network to disrupt services.
Firuzabadi confirmed that the cyberattack did not cause any software damage, and the problem will be resolved in a short time.
On Tuesday, most fuel stations in Iran stopped working due to a technical defect in the computer system for fuel distribution.
Iranians are used to an IT system that allows them to fill their tanks for free or at subsidized prices with a digital card issued by authorities.
The National Fuel Distribution Company announced that about 50 percent of the stations have resumed work.
Earlier, the Iranian state television confirmed that a cyberattack caused widespread disruption to the country's fuel distribution network.
"Details of the attack and its source are under investigation," the TV added.