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Cyberattack Affects Oil Ministry

April 24 2012


Iran's Oil Ministry says it has been hit by a cyberattack, Reuters reports.

A virus reportedly infected the ministry's internet and communications systems on Sunday.

A crisis meeting was then called by the ministry, reported the Guardian (U.K.).

The government was forced to disconnect the control systems of oil facilities on Kharg island and elsewhere, officials said on Tuesday.

There was no lasting damage from the attack, but IT experts estimated they would need two or...

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