Israeli Anonymous fails to hack Imam Khomeini Airport website: Iran
The general director of the Imam Khomeini International Airport says an Israeli hacking group tried and failed to hack the airport's website.
The Director General of the Imam Khomeini International Airport's Office, Mohammad Jaafarabadi, said Monday that the Israeli hacker group, Anonymous, attempted to hack the airport's website last night.
"Last night, the Israeli Anonymous hacker group attempted to hack the Imam Khomeini International Airport's website. The attempt led to certain issues for approximately 15 minutes, between 20:10 and 20:25 (GMT+3:30) Sunday," Jaafarabadi revealed.
He also attributed the attack's failure to Iran's multi-layered support system, which caused the group's bid to hack and bring down the website to fail.
"The airport will work under the supervision of experts, and it will be monitored around the clock," he added.
Iran is no stranger to hacking attempts, with a major cyberattack taking place every few months. Back in late June, one of the Islamic Republic of Iran's biggest steel manufacturing companies, Khuzestan Steel Company (KSC), was forced to halt production due to a cyberattack targeting it, KSC said, marking one of the biggest cyberspace offensives against the country's industrial sector in years.
The state-owned Khuzestan Steel Company said experts had determined the plant had to stop work until further notice "due to technical problems" following cyberattacks. The company's website was down on Monday.
Iran has long been subjected to cyber attacks that targeted its vital industries, such as its fuel distribution networks, train stations, and several key infrastructure facilities.
The United States and the Israeli occupation had been blamed for the cyber attacks on Iran in the past, as "Tel Aviv" had admitted, itself, to sabotaging nuclear facilities in the Islamic Republic.
A major incident last year saw a cyberattack on Iran's fuel distribution that paralyzed gas stations across the country.
Train stations had been attacked using fake delay messages, surveillance cameras had been hacked, and state-run websites had been disrupted using DDoS attacks.