Minister Reveals Cyber Attack On Iranian Data Centers, Blames Foreign Hackers

Iran’s Telecommunications Ministry revealed on Saturday that ten days ago CISCO, the US company that manufactures network equipment had warned about the vulnerability of the router switches that were attacked Friday night. The ministry said that many companies freeze their networks’ settings during holidays, and that the companies did not update their settings as MAHER failed to inform them of the imminent attack. Friday is a weekend day in Iran. A number of Iranian websites were reportedly “down” for several hours following the Friday night attack. The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology says that 35 thousand router switches have been attacked by hackers.