Iran says gasoline distribution returning to normal

Iran says gasoline distribution returning to normal after cyberattack
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Iran's said that gasoline distribution is returning to normal a day after a cyberattack which affected 4,300 gas stations across the country -- no group has claimed responsibility of the attack.
The cyberattack hit over 4,000 gas stations across the country [Getty]

Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday that gasoline distribution is returning to normal a day after a cyberattack which affected 4,300 gas stations across the country.

The details of the attack and its source are under investigation, Abul-Hassan Firouzabadi, the Secretary of the Supreme Council to Regulate Virtual Space, told the news agency. 

ran's president is saying that a cyberattack that shut down gas stations across the nation aimed to get “people angry by creating disorder and disruption.”

Ebrahim Raisi's comments, the first since Tuesday's attack, did not blame anyone specifically for the incident.

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However, he suggested anti-Iranian forces were behind the cyberattack.

He said: “There should be serious readiness in the field of cyberwar and related bodies should not allow the enemy to follow their ominous aims to make problem in trend of people’s life.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack that began Tuesday, though it bore similarities to another months earlier that seemed to directly challenge Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as the country’s economy buckles under American sanctions.