Iran capable of deterring cyber attacks: Interior Min. official

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A senior Interior Ministry official says Iran is capable of heading off cyber attacks, emphasizing the significance of boosting the nation’s capacity to counter soft threats.

Amir Shojaeian said on Wednesday that “Iran is currently engaged in a practical cyber war.”

“This issue is not simply a potential danger, but a real threat organized and planned by certain governments to harm Iranian organizations,” he added.

The official stated that a new information and communications security management system is currently being installed in Iran to improve the country’s cyber defense capability.

Iran has been the target of several cyber attacks over the past few years.

In June 2012, the New York Times reported that US President Barack Obama had secretly ordered a cyber attack with the Stuxnet computer virus against Iran to sabotage the country’s nuclear energy program.

A report published by the Washington Post also in June said the United States and the Israeli regime had jointly created the computer virus Flame — a Stuxnet-like espionage malware — to spy on Iran.

In response to such attacks, Iran launched a cyber defense headquarters tasked with preventing computer worms from breaking into or stealing data from the country’s maximum security networks, including nuclear facilities, power plants, data centers, and banks.

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