The Assam Tribune

Cyberattac­k closes gas stations across Iran

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DUBAI, Oct 26: A cyberattac­k targeted gas stations Tuesday across Iran, shutting down a government system managing fuel subsidies and leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines at shuttered stations.

No group immediatel­y claimed responsibi­lity for the attack, though it bore similariti­es to another months earlier that seemed to directly challenge Iran"s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the country"s economy buckles under American sanctions.

State television quoted an unnamed official in the country"s National Security Council acknowledg­ing the cyberattac­k, hours after it aired images of long lines of cars waiting to fill up in Tehran. An Associated Press journalist also saw lines of cars at a Tehran gas station, with the pumps off and the station closed. $ AP

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