Iranian Gas Stations Unable to Operate After Massive Cyberattack

The National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) was founded in 1928 and has been in charge of the supply and distribution of oil products for almost 80 years.

The NIOPDC is in charge of managing and overseeing the daily distribution of more than 240 million liters of petroleum products across the nation, with approximately 8700 official workers and about 10,000 unofficial staff, as well as buildings and equipment.

What Happened?

A cyberattack damaged the whole distribution network making all the gas stations operated by the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) cease operations.

As a result of the event, a number of electronic road billboards have been hacked to display messages demanding an explanation or requesting gasoline.

The reason for the disturbance is still being investigated, and while there is no public evidence regarding who caused it at this time, Iran is accusing a foreign country.

The message that was shown on the devices saying “cyberattack 64411” could be a hint.

As gas stations around #Iran are out of service today, a photo is circulating showing one station with a message on a small monitor saying “cyber attack 64411.” 64411 is the phone number for the Office

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