TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s transport and urbanization ministry’s websites were down on Saturday due to a “cyber disruption” in its staff’s computer systems, according to the official IRNA news agency.
The article did not go into detail, but it did state that the situation is being investigated. This is the ministry’s second anomaly in terms of computer systems.
Iran’s railroad system was targeted by hackers on Friday, with false warnings about purported train delays or cancellations appearing on display boards at stations around the nation. It happened when the computerized train tracking system in Iran failed.
On Saturday, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, the minister of telecommunications, issued a warning regarding ransomware-based intrusions. Similar assaults were recorded in Iran in 2018.
So yet, no one has claimed responsibility for either event.
It remained unclear if the alleged hack damaged or disrupted Iran’s computer and internet facilities.