Iranian executive bodies obliged to set up cyber rescue units

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Azerbaijan, Baku, Sep.14/ Trend F.Milad/

The Iranian administration has obliged all the executive bodies to set up special computer-based units to counter cyber attacks.

Iranian Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Reza Taqipour told the Fars news agency that a national center to coordinate the cyber rescue units among the executive organizations.

In recent years, Iran has been the target of several major cyber attacks, which have successfully been repelled.

In September 2010, it was reported that the Stuxnet worm, which is capable of taking over power plants, had infected some industrial sites in Iran.

In April 2011, Iranian officials announced that the country had been targeted by a new computer worm named Stars.

Later, news agencies reported that another computer worm named Duqu had targeted some Iranian organizations and companies.

On May 28, Reuters reported that security experts had discovered a new data-stealing spyware virus dubbed Flame that had lurked inside thousands of computers in several Middle Eastern countries, including Iran, for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.

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