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Iran says cyber threats against it are rising – analysis

Iran has claimed it has uncovered details of a recent cyber attack on the municipality of Tehran – but no information was lost due to the attack.

The claims were made in an article at Iran’s Tasnim News and are based on comments by Brig.-Gen. Gholam Reza Jalali, commander of the Civil Defense Organization. In 2019 he said that, “in the area of such threats, we have achieved remarkable capabilities and can easily thwart these types of attacks.” He warned back in 2017 about US cyber threats to Iran.

The overall context of Jalali’s comments is not clear. He has said in the past that countries in the region are “plotting against the country to hit its cyber infrastructure.” Cyber warfare has increased in general in the region. Iran has been affected in the past, claiming cyber attacks on a port.

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