Jul 10, 2021 - World

"Cyber disruption" triggers website outage in Iranian ministry

Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Iran Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran
Minister of Information and Communications Technology of Iran Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi speaks at a press conference in Tehran, Iran. Photo: Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

A "cyber disruption" caused websites of Iran's transport and urbanization ministry to lose service on Saturday, according to AP.

The big picture: This is the second abnormality in computer systems related to the ministry, per AP.

  • On Friday, Iran's railroad system experienced a cyberattack and hackers posted fake messages about train delays and cancellations on display boards at train stations across the country.
  • Iran's minister of telecommunications Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi cautioned on Saturday about possible cyberattacks.
  • The cause of Saturday's outage is not yet clear and the case is under investigation. No group has taken responsibility of the incident.
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