Washington. The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security and its ministers. In fact, the US has accused Iran of being involved in activities related to cyber attacks. The US said that Iran was involved in the July 1 cyber attack on Albania.
According to a Reuters report, the US has taken this step after Albania repeated the same incident in Albania after announcing the end of diplomatic ties with Iran on Wednesday, that is, allowing Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave the country. was ordered. twenty four hours
The US Treasury Department said in a statement that there are many networks of people involved in the cyber attacks and all of them are supporters of the Iranian government. “We will not tolerate Iran’s increasingly aggressive cyber activities,” Brian Nelson, Under Secretary of the Treasury’s Department of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in a statement.
Microsoft, whose cybersecurity research team helped investigate the incident, said in a blog post on Thursday that the Iranian cyber operation involved a combination of digital espionage techniques, data-wiping malware and online notification operations. According to the researchers, the hackers aimed to embarrass Albanian government officials.
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The July attacks temporarily disrupted government websites and other public services. Analysts say the operation was intended to humiliate Albania because it was supporting the Zahideen-e-Khalq (MEK), a group based in the country. At the same time, Iran’s Foreign Minister Antony Blinken has denied these allegations.
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First Published: September 09, 2022, 23:59 IST