Critical Infrastructure Security, Malware

Gas stations under attack in Iran; Israel-linked hackers suspected

Seventy percent of gas stations across Iran had their services disrupted by a cyberattack, which has been claimed by Israel-linked hacking group Gonjeshke Darande, or Predatory Sparrow in Persian, reports CNBC. Such an attack was conducted in retaliation to the aggressive moves by Iran and its affiliates across the Middle East, said Gonjeshke Darande in a series of posts on X, formerly Twitter, which also threatened Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while emphasizing that it would minimize intrusions impacting civilians. "As in our previous operations, this cyberattack was conducted in a controlled manner while taking measures to limit potential damage to emergency services," said the group in a separate post. Meanwhile, Iran has already commenced an investigation into the incident. The compromise of Iran's gas stations comes more than a year after Gonjeshke Darande admitted to being behind the attacks against the country's major steel firms, which the group said was affiliated with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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