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Police find clues about cyber attacks on Iranian ministries, firms

Source:Mehr News Agency, Tehran

National Police Chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam has said that police have found clues about recent cyber attacks on a number of Iranian ministries and companies.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology said that it had repelled a cyber attack.

The ministry stated that no data had been lost as a result of the attack.

The Iranian Oil Ministry, the National Iranian Oil Company, and a number of other companies affiliated with the ministry, were also targeted by a computer worm on April 22, but the malware had been detected before it could infect the systems.

Oil Ministry spokesman Ali Reza Nikzad-Rahbar said on April 23 that the attack had not caused significant damage.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Ahmadi-Moqaddam said, "In cooperation with the Information and Communications Technology Ministry, the Intelligence Ministry, and the ministries which have been targeted by cyber attacks, we are investigating and pursuing the matter... and we have found clues in this relation,".

He also advised Iranian organizations and companies to use domestic infrastructure and intranet to increase the security of their computer networks.

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