According to Hamid Fathis, Information and Communication Technologies Deputy Minister of Iran, Iranian citizens have limited access to the internet. The cyberattack started early Saturday; by now, there is a second wave of the attack in the process. It is 75% limit acting in the territory of Iran, Netblocks informs.
Based on the government’s information, the cyberattack caused the malfunction of internet operators.
“Paid hackers have implemented the historically largest-scale cyberattack in Iran,” – the government representative twitted.
The Deputy Minister noted, in his TV speech, that the cyberattack bears organized attack features. He hoped Iran to manage the attack successfully.
Confirmed: Internet partially shut down #Iran from 11:45 a.m. local time (08:15 UTC); real-time network data show national connectivity fall to 75% after authorities reportedly activated "Digital Fortress" isolation mechanism; incident ongoing— NetBlocks.org (@netblocks) February 8, 2020