INCIDENT: Khuzestan Steel Hit in Cyber Attack; Production Halts

One of Iran’s major steel companies ended up forced to halt production Monday after being hit by a cyberattack.
The Iranian government did not acknowledge the disruption or blame any specific group for the assault on the state-owned Khuzestan Steel Co., which constitutes the latest example of an attack crippling the country’s services in recent months amid heightened tensions in the region, according to a report from The Associated Press.
A little-known hacking group claimed responsibility for the attack on social media, saying it targeted Iran’s three biggest steel companies because of their links to Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and volunteer Basij militia.

Incident Date

June 27, 2022

Location

Iran

Estimated Cost

Khuzestan Steel Co. said the plant had to stop work until further notice “due to technical problems” following “cyberattacks.” The company’s website was down on Monday.

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Iranian Steel Firm Hit In Attack, Production Stops

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Impacts

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