Iranian Oil Terminal offline after malware attack

March 22, 2021

INCIDENT

Iran has been forced to disconnect key oil facilities after suffering a malware attack on Sunday, say reports. The computer virus is believed to have hit the internal computer systems at Iran's oil ministry and its national oil company. Equipment on the Kharg island and at other Iranian oil plants has been disconnected from the net as a precaution. Oil production had not been affected by the attack, said the Mehr news agency.

Deletion of data from Iranian oil ministry, facilities last month led to discovery of advanced attack code, says expert.

Incident Date

April 22, 2012

Location

Iran

Estimated Cost

6 terminals operations affected

Victims

No victims identified

Type of Malware

Threat Source

No threat source identified