Russian embassy in Tehran target of cyber attack
Russian Foreign Ministry email account and certain affiliated centers, including Russian embassy in Tehran, were attacked by hackers.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told reporters on Saturday that the email account of Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow and certain affiliated centers were newly target of a robust cyber attacks.

She said that investigations prove that data sources of the central establishments of Russian Foreign Ministry, representative bureaus in different parts of the country and foreign offices were subject of extensive cyber attacks on June 2.

She went on to say that on the day, 138 fake emails were sent to the Russian Foreign Ministry website. To send the emails, former post of Russian embassy in Tehran was used, she added.

The source of the emails has been registered to be Hungary and the messages are so that as if the email address of the press bureau of the Russian Foreign Ministry had been the sender.

The hackers had been successful to find access to the email accounts of certain users and other information sources of Russian Foreign Ministry, she said.

To repel the cyber attack, necessary measures have been adopted.

Reporter’s code: 50101


News Code: 16489  |  Date: 2017/07/16  |  Time: 12 : 58

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