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Iran: Cyberattack Target was Country's Ports

One of the targets of large cyberattacks on two Iranian government institutions this week was the electronic infrastructure of the country's ports, an Iranian news agency reported on Friday. The government's Information Technology Organization on Thursday reported the hacking of two institutions without giving details on the targets or perpetrators. The second target of the attacks on Monday and Tuesday is yet to be identified. The official described it as "important and on a large scale," saying it is under investigation. The statement said deterrent measures had been taken to prevent an interruption in the "organization's missions." It gave no further details. You can read the whole article here.

This underlines a thing we have been saying for a while here at the NMLEA: Our maritime domain is a target. And the attack surface is increasing. To manage this risk, two NMLEA STAR partners have stepped forward to offer a free pilot to select port partners. Your organization, department or agency can be one of them. Contact us at cyber@nmlea.org to learn more, and discover how you can be a part of a no-cost Maritime Cybersecurity Pilot program, in partnership with the Maritime & Port Security ISAO. more


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