Hack­ers post US flag in Iran at­tack

The Guardian Weekly - - World roundup -

8 Hack­ers at­tacked net­works in a num­ber of coun­tries in­clud­ing data cen­tres in Iran, where they left the im­age of a US flag on screens along with a warn­ing: “Don’t mess with our elec­tions”, the Ira­nian IT min­istry re­ported.

It said that the at­tack af­fected 200,000 router switches across the world, in­clud­ing 3,500 in Iran. The min­istry said the at­tack was made pos­si­ble by a vul­ner­a­bil­ity in routers from Cisco, which had is­sued a warn­ing and pro­vided a patch that some firms failed to in­stall over the Ira­nian New Year hol­i­day.

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