Iran claims to have stopped a cyberattack on the national bank
According to the country’s telecoms infrastructure provider, Iran has prevented a cyberattack on its central bank.
In an effort to encourage anti-government demonstrations and get over Internet restrictions in Iran, Anonymous and other international hacker organisations pledged to conduct cyberattacks on Iranian institutions and politicians in October.
The Infrastructure Communications Company’s Amir Mohammadzadeh Lajevardi said that a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack was launched against the central bank on Thursday night, according to the official IRNA news agency. DDoS attacks target servers and try to take them down by flooding them with internet traffic.
The majority of foreign attacks currently “take place against banks and financial organisations, Internet service providers, and communications infrastructures, which have all been thwarted,” according to Lajevardi. IRNA made no additional statements. In September, the central bank reported that a hack briefly forced its website offline.
Since widespread protests broke out in response to Mahsa Amini, a young Kurdish lady, dying in the morality police’s custody in the middle of September over the enforcement of mandated dress codes, there has been a severe restriction on internet access in Iran.