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Iran’s Gas Station Network Allegedly Targeted By “Widespread” Cyberattack From Abroad

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Iran's Gas Station Network Allegedly Targeted By "Widespread" Cyberattack From Abroad

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On October 26th, experts successfully contained the disruption in gas stations across Iran, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace said.

Why did this official make the statement? Because allegedly, a “widespread” cyberattack from abroad allegedly targeted gas stations across the Islamic Republic.

Abolhassan Firouzabadi made the statement on TV, hours after a nationwide disruption at gas stations halted subsidized fuel access for millions of Iranian drivers.

“It is possible that the assault, like the cyberattack that hit the systems of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, was carried out from abroad,” he added, noting that the results of a probe into the incident will be announced in the next 7 or 10 days.

Firouzabadi also said that the cyberattack did not cause any hardware damage and only disrupted the service to citizens.

Iranian experts, he explained, were able to find a solution to the problem in a short period of time.

“Although this cyberattack has been contained now, it has caused a lot of difficulties. We hope that all gas stations will return to normal status tomorrow,” he added.

Local news agencies reported on October 26th that long queues that had been formed in front of gas stations in large Iranian cities had cleared up after Oil Ministry authorities dispatched teams to the forecourts to enable offline fuel delivery.

Iran’s National Virtual Space Center also issued a statement confirming that a cyberattack had targeted the online fuel delivery system in the country.

“Related departments are working to fix the problem and fuel delivery services will return to normal within the next few hours,” said the statement.

The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company had earlier avoided referring to the disruption in gas stations as a result of a cyberattack.

Iran has been using an online system to ration subsidized fuel since November 2019 when the government ordered a series of price hikes for gasoline and diesel.

Under the system, motorists are entitled to 60 liters of gasoline per month at a price of 15,000 rials ($0.54).

The system is aimed at optimizing the use of fuel in Iran and preventing its smuggling into neighboring countries where prices are much higher.


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Arch Bungle

Iran is so modern that it’s public infrastructure is now vulnerable to cyber attacks.

The Mullahs have done an amazing job of modernizing Iranian society while under extreme external pressures.

Welcome to first world problems!

Last edited 1 year ago by Arch Bungle

It is no more “modern” than many other third-world countries, still though I believe Iranians are more competent than the Arabs.

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Something else to consider:

Julius Evola on the East (Russia, China) as a bulwark against Globalism. Many people on the Right today should heed his words, and understand that Globalism is a global problem.


From Ride the Tiger (1961):

“Among those who have recognized the crisis of the modern world […] some have turned their eyes to the East. They see there, to a certain degree, a traditional and spiritual orientation to life that has long ceased to exist in the West as the basis for the effective organization of the various realms of existence. They have even wondered whether the East might furnish useful reference points for a revival and reintegration of the West…

“It is important to have a clear view of the domain to which such a proposition might apply. If it is simply a matter of doctrines and “intellectual” contacts, the attempt is legitimate. But one should take note that valid examples and points of reference are to be found, at least partially, in our own traditional past, without having to turn to non-European civilizations…

“If one is more concerned with real influences that have a powerful effect οn existence, one should have nο illusions about them. The East itself is now following in our footsteps, ever more subject to the ideas and influences that have led us to the point at which we find ourselves, “modernizing” itself and adopting our own secular and materialistic forms of life. What is still left of Eastern traditions and character is steadily losing ground and becoming marginalized…

“[The process of decline] is still in an early phase there. For such civilizations it is only a matter of time before they find themselves at the same point as ourselves, knowing the same problems and the same phenomena of dissolution under the sign of “progress” and modernity. The tempo may even be much faster in the East. We have the example of China, which in two decades has traveled the whole way from an imperial, traditional civilization to a materialistic and atheist communist regime-a journey that the Europeans took centuries to accomplish…

“The “myth of the East” is therefore a fallacy. “The desert encroaches”: there is nο other civilization that can serve as support; we have to face our problems alone.“

Last edited 1 year ago by Phrygian
Chris Gr

We need to look at the East though.

Arch Bungle

>It is no more “modern” than many other third-world countries,

You’re deranged.

Iran is miles ahead of any third world country and almost all developing countries in terms of technological advancement.

As of 2016 Iran has the 5th highest number of STEM graduates worldwide with 335,000 annual graduates.

The majority of these STEM graduates are women.

On these factors alone, your statement is utter bullshit.

The rest of your post is simlarly un-substantiated garbage.


Mess with the bull, you get the horns.


Mess with the ziotard and you get soiled adult diapers.


Each pathetic attack against Iran, only serves to make the nation stronger.

This is something the american, british, zionist & saudi dogcrap fail to understand. Their idiotic behavior can only result in failure.

Witness zionist frustration as a perfect example. The inbred pigs cannot deal with Iranian power and influence throughout the Middle East.

Chris Gr

Britain brought Ayatollah to power.

Arch Bungle

Yes, because they wanted to lose their ownership of British Standard Oil. /s

You complete idiot.

Why would Britain put in power a leader who removed all British control of Iranian resources??

Chris Gr

In order not to let communists into power.

Arch Bungle

My, you really are a dumbass.

Keep trying.

Basement Dweller Slayer

And also because America supported the Shah.

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