Cyberattack leaves delays for Iran train services

An Iranian woman wearing a face mask waits for a train carriage at a metro station in the capital Tehran on June 10, 2020 amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic crisis. - Nearly one in five Iranians may have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the country's outbreak started in February, a health official said yesterday. The figure represents 18.75 percent of the more than 80 million population of Iran, which on June 9 announced another 74 deaths from the coronavirus. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP) (Photo by STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

An Iranian woman wearing a face mask waits for a train carriage at a metro station in the capital Tehran on June 10, 2020 (STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:26 PM PT – Saturday, July 10, 2021

Iran’s train services were delayed after a cyberattack hit the country’s rail network. On Friday, hackers posted fake messages about train delays and cancellations on display boards at stations across the country.

The hackers even listed the phone number for the office of the country’s supreme leader, advising people to call for more information. They posted messages such as “long delay because of cyberattack” and “canceled.”

However, a spokesperson for the railway company said the disruption did not cause any immediate issues for the train services.

It is still unclear whether the reported attack caused any damage or disruptions to Iran’s computer and internet systems. So far, no group has taken responsibility for the hack.

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