Iran controls serious cyber attacks
Tehran, Iran, Sept.28
Iran's Passive Defense Organization has prevented serious cyber attacks against the country through the year, said the head of organization.
"There have been serious cyber attacks against the country and they all have been controlled," said Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali, Trend reports citing YJC.
"After Stuxnet attack, there were various attempts to attack our nuclear infrastructures, but none was successful due to our actions," he noted during an interview with TV channel 5.
" We regularly classify the attacks, some are less important, but their volume is so big that the defense systems automatically respond to them. In some days, there are up to 50,000 not very serious attacks," he said.
"The second group includes very dangerous viruses and the third one is cyber attacks. Each year, we confront and prevent seven or eight cyber attacks," he added.
The official emphasized the importance of domestic crypto currency mining to avoid economic damages of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.
"The Central Bank of Iran is working on the issue and we have discussed the necessary passive defense in this field. If the cyber currency enters market without control, it may cause destructive damages on economy," he said.
"We have suggested to form a digital central bank in Central Bank of Iran to manage issues related to the crypto currency," he added.