Iran Foils 10 Major Cyberattacks: General

Iran Foils 10 Major Cyberattacks: General

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of the Civil Defense Organization of Iran said ten serious cyberattacks on the country have been thwarted during the past year.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali said his organization has detected and repelled ten major cyberattacks in cooperation with the Intelligence Ministry and the Intelligence Department of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) since last year.

He said the Civil Defense Organization of Iran took 16 necessary operational measures in a short period of time after receiving reports about an imminent cyberattack on the country’s electricity dispatch center and managed to thwart the attack.

The general noted that ten major cyberattacks were subsequently detected and repelled by repeating that operational pattern.

He added that Iran has foiled a series of attempts at cyberattacks that the enemy has made during the past two weeks after the resistance forces launched the Al-Aqsa Storm operation against the Zionist regime outside Gaza.

Only in the past year, Iran foiled 80 percent of the cyberattacks with homegrown equipment, the general said, noting that over 300 domestically-made products have been developed in cooperation with the Defense Ministry and local knowledge-based companies.

Last month, the intelligence forces arrested an individual involved in numerous acts of sabotage against the data network of the electrical grid at one of the major industrial parks in Iran's Isfahan.

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