INCIDENT: Iran’s Rail Service Delayed with Fake Messages

Iran's railroad system came under cyberattack on July 2, a semi-official news agency reported, with hackers posting fake messages about train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country.
The hackers posted messages such as “long delayed because of cyberattack" or “canceled" on the boards. They also urged passengers to call for information, listing the phone number of the office of the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Incident Date

July 2, 2021

Location

Iran

Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

Type of Malware:

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Hackers disrupt Iran’s rail service with fake delay messages

Impacts

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