Iran admits expanded cyberattacks, claims it's identified hackers
The Iranian government acknowledged today that authorities have found evidence of recent cyberattacks against several agencies, according to reports by state-sponsored media outlets.
A week ago, the country's oil ministry confirmed that it and other facilities in the energy industry had been targeted by malware attacks.
Today, the Mehr News Agency said that Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam, Iran's national police chief, had claimed that his office has "found clues about recent cyberattacks on a number of Iranian ministries and companies." Mehr is a semi-official arm of the Iranian government. The report did not spell out what "clues" police had found, or which ministries and companies had been attacked.