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. Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point attributed the train attack to a group of hackers that called themselves Indra, after the Hindu god of war.

Incident Date

July 2, 2021



Estimated Cost

No cost values disclosed.

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Threat Source:


  • Indra — Hackers Behind Recent Attacks on Iran
  • Hackers disrupt Iran’s rail service with fake delay messages



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