A board member of Iran’s Infrastructure Communications Company on Saturday, February 7, announced a “temporary” Internet shutdown in Iran.
Sajjad Banabi wrote in a Twitter message: “At 9:50 pm today due to the DDoS attack, the Internet was hampered by some fixed and mobile operators for one hour, interfering with the Dezjfa Shield intervention and the efforts of its infrastructure partners. “This communication is now normal.”
However, the official did not elaborate on the origin of the “attack” and other technical details of the disorder.
Hours later, the NetBlox website, which monitors Internet traffic and the worldwide outage, confirmed that internet connectivity in Iran had dropped by 5% on Saturday afternoon.
🔻 Hacker Attack on Iran Internet Network
جادSajad Banabi, Vice President of Infrastructure Communications, reports of a “hacker attack” on the “International Infrastructure Communications Gateway” that has caused disruption to Iran’s Internet network.
On Saturday, February 9, Mehr news agency said the attack was carried out from the East Asian and North American origin.
“In the case that happened around noon Saturday, at 5:37 pm, the Desjfa shield of the country’s communications network targeted the attack, which was a type of” distributed denial of service “attack that was not confined to a specific IP series, Identified.”
“We were able to quickly stop this hacking attack in less than an hour,” Banabi said, adding: “It does not appear to have been a targeted attack by a government; “It was a hacker who did no harm to the network and only caused disruption to the services of some mobile and fixed-line operators at different destinations.”
Infrastructure Communications Company is a state-owned subsidiary of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, which provides telecommunications infrastructure and Internet bandwidth services, and in practice monopolizes the import and distribution of Internet bandwidth throughout Iran