A cyber attack shut down the nation’s petrol pumps in an incident similar to July’s transport hacks, with the internet abound with rumours over the source.
On Wednesday this week, Iranian state media confirmed that an alleged cyber attack shut down the nation’s civilian petrol stations.
Media outlet Jerusalem Post quoted state broadcaster IRIB noting that, “the disruption at the refueling [sic] system of gas stations … in the past few hours, was caused by a cyber attack … Technical experts are fixing the problem and soon the refueling [sic] process … will return to normal.”
However, not all state media commentators agreed on the source. IRIB commentators were further quoted suggesting that the shutdown was as a result of a software glitch.
Forbes further reported that an Iranian official asked Iranians to disregard rumour mongering, while a source “close to the Supreme National Security Council confirmed that a cyber attack was to blame”.