Last week, US officials revealed that the origins of the attacks launched against Saudi oil giant Aramco and Qatari liquefied gas company RasGas were traced back to Iran. However, Iranian officials have denied the allegations.
Initial reports, citing sources close to the investigation, revealed that hackers from Romania were believed to be responsible for the attacks. However, unnamed US officials – who apparently took part in the investigations on the cyberattacks – have revealed that a state nation is behind the campaign.
According to Al Arabiya, Iran’s secretary of the National Center of Cyberspace said the accusations made by the US were “political.” Mahdi Akhavan Bahabadi stressed that they were not connected in any way to the destructive Shamoon malware.
He stated that the country was prepared to offer full support in identifying the sources of the attacks.
Furthermore, Iran highlighted the fact that even its own offshore oil platforms had been the victims of cyberattacks.