Cyber attack on Iran’s Internet system Disrupts Iran Internet
(THE HACKER NEWS) IRAN state official has said that Cyber attackers have targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications companies, disrupting the Internet across the country. “Yesterday we had a heavy attack against the country’s infrastructure and communications companies which has forced us to limit the Internet,”
Iran the world’s no. 5 oil exporter, has tightened cyber security since its uranium enrichment centrifuges were hit in 2010 by the Stuxnet computer worm, which Tehran believes was planted by arch-adversaries Israel or the United States. Last week, the Islamic republic cut citizens’ access to Gmail and the secure version of Google Search. Gmail has since been restored. – See more at: http://thehackernews.com/2012/10/cyber-attack-on-irans-internet-system.html#sthash.Q1DaSVHG.Yc1j8dEk.dpuf
Since sites such as Youtube and Facebook were used to organize mass anti-government protests against the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad back in 2009, the Iranian government has maintained one of the world’s largest internet filters, blocking access to thousands of sites and IP addresses. Yet still the hackers find a way in.