Cyber attack on Iranian fuel highlights sensitive domestic pressure point

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Assessment: The reported attack’s messaging is designed to tell Iranians that their regime is not infallible, while the disruption to the gas-pump supply underscores an issue that’s led to destabilization in the past …

The widespread cyber attack reported in Iran on Tuesday appears to be aimed at sending a strong message to the Iranian people about the state of their radical regime, while also putting pressure on the Islamic Republic ahead of a central junction that could prove fateful for the Iranian nuclear program.

According to reports, the attack left gas stations across the country unable to function, and by coincidence or not, comes weeks before the anniversary of widespread demonstrations by Iranians against a rise in fuel prices in 2019. The hike came after Iran, which subsidizes its domestic fuel supply, increased fuel costs by 50 percent following international sanctions pressure on it.

“I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.” Ez.38:4 

Especially interesting are reported messages sent by hackers to the screens of fuel-pump stations and to highway digital directional sites.

“Khamenei, where is our fuel?” read one sign over a busy Iranian highway. Another photo that emerged from Iran showed a gas-pump screen displaying the message: “cyber-attack 64411,” listing the phone number for the office of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The subversive public messaging, combined with the disruption of energy, forms a powerful effect, telling Iranian citizens that their regime is not as infallible as it presents itself. Read More @ JNS HERE

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