Iran infrastructures are under attack, a massive
According to NetBlock, the connectivity issue was observed after the Iranian Government has deployed the “Digital Fortress” (also known as D DEZHFA/Dejfa) which is the national cyber shield.
“Network data from the
“Network data show a distinct fall in
In December 2019, the Iranian telecommunications minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, announced that the Islamic Republic had recently thwarted a “highly organized cyber attack” targeting its government infrastructure.
In October 2019, addressing the Munich Security Conference (MSC) Cyber Security Summit in Qatar, Azari
According to the experts, the Internet outage suffered yesterday by Iran had impacted some network operators. ICT ministry officials confirmed that the Digital Fortress system repelled a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.
Technical data confirm that networks were disabled while the country’s infrastructures were under attack.
A spokesperson for Iran’s Telecommunication Infrastructure Company, confirmed via Twitter that a DDoS attack had been “normalized” with the “intervention of the Dzhafa Shield.”
“No sign of state sponsorship of the attack has been detected yet.” Bonabi told Financial Tribune.
“The attack’s sources and destinations were highly distributed. Spoofed source IPs from East Asia and North America were used in the DDoS attack,”
Iran has faced multiple network disruptions in recent months, in some caused the problems were caused by internal factors.
In December Iran telecommunications minister announced that for the second time in a week it has foiled a cyber attack against its infrastructure.
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(SecurityAffairs – Iran, hacking)