Iranian Cyber Police Investigates Attacks on Citibank

The head of the unit says Iran is not behind the cyberattacks

Representatives of the Iranian Cyber Police (FATA) reveal that they’ve initiated an investigation into the distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks launched against the systems of Citibank. 

According to Mehr News, the head of FATA, Brigadier General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar, claims that the attack has been traced to IP addresses from Italy and the United Kingdom, not Iran. Furthermore, he says that Iranian Internet users are also victims of the botnet used to launch the attacks.

“US officials have communicated the attack [on Citibank] through RSA, their security division, to FATA police, which has carried out an investigation into the case,” Hadianfar said.

“It revealed that no attack has been launched from inside Iran on US Citibank, and Iranians, not only had no role, but also had been victim to attacks.”

The head of FATA also points out that western media outlets have never provided concrete proof about Iran’s involvement in the recent attacks against US banks.

“If such accusations are true, we would punish the hackers without consideration, and would not tolerate any crimes of such nature. Though the police have investigated but no clear evidence has been found to confirm the US officials’ claims,” he added.

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