Iran’s transport and urbanisation ministry’s websites were down on Saturday due to a “cyber disturbance” 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 case 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 bogus warnings about supposed train delays or cancellations appearing on display boards at stations across the country. It happened after the electronic train tracking system in Iran failed.
On Saturday, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, the minister of telecommunications, issued a warning regarding ransomware-based intrusions. Similar incidents were reported in Iran in 2018.
Iran’s telecoms ministry announced in December of that year that the government had defused a large cyberattack on unnamed “electronic infrastructure,” but gave no further details on the alleged strike.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for either incident.
Multiple train delays were experienced in 2019 due to a mistake in the railway company’s computer servers.
It remained unclear whether the alleged hack damaged or disrupted Iran’s computer and internet facilities.