Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC), a subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company, revealed on Monday that it managed to successfully mitigate a cyberattack. The organization’s representatives pointed the finger at China and Israel as being the ones responsible for the attack.
The Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reports
that the attack, which took place around two weeks ago, was unsuccessful because the company had separated its intranet networks from the public Internet.
It seems that Iran’s sensitive infrastructures have become highly targeted, especially after the country revealed its intentions
to move all its systems to a domestic Internet.
At the beginning of October, officials revealed
that a massive distributed denial-of-service attack on ISPs and telecoms companies caused all communications to temporarily experience performance issues.
Prior to these attacks, the United States pointed the finger
at Iran as being responsible for the attacks on US financial institutions.