Large-scale cyber-attacks hit Iran amid Cisco flaw
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 7
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Hackers targeted critical infrastructure in many countries with cyber attacks including Iran last night.
Iran’s Communication and Information Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi told the public broadcaster that a flaw in Cisco switches and the failure of some companies to deal with the flaw allowed hackers to target the infrastructure.
According to the local media important Iranian services and websites became out of reach for a couple of hours due to a problem in the datacentres of major internet service.
Some 168,000 systems in the world have reportedly been affected by the flaw.