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In systems of oil and gas companies of Iran discovered the malware

In systems of oil and gas companies of Iran discovered the malware

by sigismund » 2016-08-30 18:41:30


the Malware was inactive and in no way connected with explosions and fires that occurred in July of this year.


The experts of the Supreme national Council for control over cyberspace Iran has identified malware in the systems of two enterprises of the oil and gas industry. According to Reuters, the malware was inactive and in no way connected with explosions and fires that occurred in July of this year.

Recall, we are talking about the incident at the petrochemical plant, Bou-Ali-Sina Petrochemical Company in the Persian Gulf. As expected, the explosion could have been caused by cyber-attacks in connection to the investigation were involved in a specially created team of experts.

According to the head of the Iranian Department of defense Gholamreza Jalali, during periodic checks of the petrochemical plants were discovered and neutralized the malware. The official noted that the malware did not play a role in the fires.

According to the Agency, Iran is afraid of the threat of cyber attacks from foreign countries, particularly the United States and Israel. In the past oil industry of Iran has been cyberteam. In 2010, the Iranian factories on enrichment of uranium were victims of the Stuxnet malware, and two years later the system of enterprises of the country were attacked by the Flame worm, designed for cyber-espionage.
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