Feb
13
PM
12:50
Home page Contact us Search
Home Page
ES FR EN ŕ—»Ū

Middle EastEuropeAmericasAsiaAsia-PacificAfricaWorldPress
 
Yemeni Army Controls Strategic Mountain in Taiz US Deploys More Patriot Missiles in S. Korea Assad: Talks Donít Mean to Stop Fighting Terrorism Tunisia Prepares for Impact of Possible Intervention in Libya Carter: UAE to Deploy Special Forces, Jets in Anti-ISIL Campaign Sheikh Qassem: Hezbollah Ready for any Israeli War, ISIL Paper Tiger Saudi Authorities Shut down Husayniyah in Ahsaa, Prevent Friday Prayers Sy. Military Advances in Rural Aleppo, Expands Secure Zone near Nubbul, Zahraa Yemeni Army Regains Control over Fardat Naham, Fires New Qaher1 at Jizan Airbase Bahrain Scholars: February 14 Revolution Wonít End but By Fulfilling Demands US Targets Russia and China with North Korea Pretext: Report At Least 49 Dead in Mexico Prison Battle Two UN Soldiers Killed in Mali Attack Munich Meeting Agrees on "Cessation of Hostilities" in Syria within Week Attack by Qaeda Terrorists Kills 5 Police in Yemenís Aden
Move right Stop Move left
Go to
Related Articles
Iran Relocates Airport as Oil Field Discovered under TarmacIran Discovers 26 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural GasIran Oil Minister Denies Halt to Sales for European CountriesíIran Offers Electricity to Regional States, Threatens EU to Cut OilBrent Crude Hits 8-Month High as Iran Halts Oil Sales to France, UK
Sport site News Bulletin Programs network Twitter Watch almanar Live
Contact us Guestbook Polls RSS Feeds Mailing list
Androids Iphone Ipad Blackberry Videos
Asia
Minimize font Maximize font Save article
Iran Fends off Cyber Attack Oil Servers

The Islamic Republic announced on Tuesday that it had succeeded in terminating the spread of a data-deleting virus targeting computer servers in its oil sector, and hoped to have all systems back and running within days.Iran oil
  
Hamdolah Mohammadnejad, a deputy oil minister heading up a crisis committee to counter the "cyber attack," told the official IRNA news agency that the virus's impact had been limited by rapid action.
  
"We shut computers connected to these servers temporarily and fortunately we were able to stop its spread. Thus no information or data were harmed," he said. "We are investigating the causes of these cyber problems and in the next two to three days we hope the problems will be solved," he added.
  
Reports on Monday said Iran had disconnected several of its computers from the Internet to curb the virus, including ones running its main oil export terminal on Kharg Island in the Gulf, according to AFP.
  
Mohammadnejad stressed to IRNA that Iran's oil facilities were continuing to operate despite the digital assault, and that back-ups existed of any data that could have been affected. He said the malware had attacked "a number of National Iranian Oil Company servers ... but cyber security experts quickly restrained it."
  
The websites of the Iranian oil ministry (www.mop.ir) and the National Iranian Oil Co (www.nioc.ir) were back on-line on Tuesday, after being inaccessible for many hours after the virus first struck on Sunday.

Iranian officials and media made no accusations so far over who might have been behind the attack.

 

Source: Agencies

24-04-2012 - 15:55 Last updated 24-04-2012 - 15:55 | 2260 View
Name Register Nickname
Users who already have nicknames
can comment without risking their żIDís being impersonated

Users who already have nicknames can
 insert comment using their nickname

Email
Country
Title
Message
Number of allowed characters is 700 - 700 Character left
Disclaimer Al-Manar is not responsible for the content of the comments. All opinions expressed are those of the posters not Al-Manarís or its staff. Al-Manar reserves the right to exclude comments that contain expressions falling beyond the bounds of decency
Email Register Nickname
Users who already have nicknames
can comment without risking their żIDís being impersonated

Insert comment

Password
Title
Message
Number of allowed characters is 700 - 700 Character left
Disclaimer Al-Manar is not responsible for the content of the comments. All opinions expressed are those of the posters not Al-Manarís or its staff. Al-Manar reserves the right to exclude comments that contain expressions falling beyond the bounds of decency
 

Users who already have nicknames can
 insert comment using their nickname

Insert comment

Edit password

Nickname
Email
Country
Password
Password Confirmation

  Insert comment

Users who already have nicknames can
 insert comment using their nickname

Email
Edit country
Old password
New password
Confirm new password

 

Al-Manar TV Lebanon Last update 13-02-2016 11:54 Beirut Time
199682735 Visits since 24-05-2010