Iran discovers malware in petrochemical plants

Aug

28

2016

Iran discovers malware in petrochemical plants after fires broke out in which the newly A senior military official said on Saturday that Iran was discovered and removed malware from two petrochemical complexes, and a week after announcing it was investigating whether the recent fires petrochemicals resulting from electronic attacks.

The Iranian official pointed out that the malicious software discovered in the two stations were not active, as well as be the cause of the fires that broke out.

Said Gholam Reza Jalali, head of civil defense in Iran, as quoted by the official Iranian news agency: “In the periodic inspection of the petrochemical units, was the discovery of a type of malware industry has taken the necessary defensive measures.”

Rumour has it that Iran is on alert for any danger caused by a letter attacked by foreign countries. It has both the United States and Israel of sabotaging the Iranian nuclear program in 2009 and 2010 using the name of the famous Stuxnet virus, which devastated the Iranian centrifuges that enrich uranium.

The National Council of cyberspace Iran announced last week it was investigating whether the recent fires caused by petrochemical cyberattack.

But when asked whether the blast, which broke out last month in the complex “Bu Ali Sina” Petrochemical port of Bandar-e Mahshahr Iran, and other fires this month, caused by malware newly discovered, Jalali said: “nothing to do with the discovery of this industrial virus recent fires.”

The oil minister said last week that most of the fires in petrochemical plants occurred because the privatized petrochemical companies reduced own health and safety inspection budgets.

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