INCIDENT: Cyberattack Leaves Motorists Stranded At Gas Stations in Iran.

A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians use to buy subsidized fuel at the pump.

It bore similarities to another attack months earlier that seemed to directly challenge Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the country's economy buckles under American sanctions. Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point later attributed the Iran train attack to a group of hackers that called themselves Indra, after the Hindu god of war.

Incident Date

October 26, 2021

Location

Iran

Estimated Cost

one day outage

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Iran says cyberattack closes gas stations across country

Industries:

Impacts

IT

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