Iran’s Fars news agency struck by cyberattack

(MENAFN) Iran’s state media agency Fars was struck by a cyberattack, the agency made an announcement on Saturday.

The incident seems to be part of a larger operation against discrediting the agency, which is managed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and announcing sensitive administration data.

Fars declared that its website had been disrupted late on Friday by a “complex hacking and cyberattack operation.”

“Removing possible bugs may cause problems for some agency services for a few days,” it stated in a declaration shared on its Telegram channel.

“Cyberattacks against Fars news agency are carried out almost daily from different countries, including the occupied territories (Israel),” it further announced.

Fars has been heavily condemned for what critics say is its slanted reporting of latest demonstrations that have swept Iran since the passing of Mahsa Amini in mid-September.


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