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Iran stops ‘numerous cyber-attacks’on nuclear sites

Iran announced that it had stopped ”numerous cyber attacks” targeting its nuclear facilities.

The spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvand said in a press release that that the explosion which hit Natanz nuclear facility a few months ago was a result of a terrorist attack.

Kamalvandi added: “The details of the terror attack on Natanz are still at the hands of the security services. We cannot reveal them now.”

Meanwhile, he said that his country does not accuse the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of responsibility for the attacks on its nuclear facilities, “but they could be the cause for them”.

Kamalvandi stressed that his country is taking all the needed precautions to make sure there are no spies among the international IAEA inspectors

Nasa satellite images showed there had been a fireon June 30 at Natanz at 02:06. At 02:00 local time the group who names themselves the Homeland Cheetahs claimed responsibility for the attack.

The group’s name, the Homeland Cheetahs, is similar to those of other “Iranian” cyber groups, such as Persian Cat, or Charming Kitten – teams of hackers believed to be part of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Cyber Army.

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