Cyberattack forces Iran steel company to halt production

One of Iran’s major steel companies said Monday it was forced to halt production after being hit by a cyberattack, apparently marking one of the biggest such assaults on the country’s strategic industrial sector in recent memory.

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 just the latest example of an attack crippling the country’s services in recent months amid heightened tensions in the region.

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.

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Source: ABC news