Albania is yet again the target of new Iranian hacker attacks

The office of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama tweeted over the weekend that the attacks targeted the Total Information Management System (TIMS), which assists in tracking individuals entering and exiting the country. Following a July 15 ransomware attack that knocked out multiple government services, last week Tirana decided to cut all diplomatic ties with Iran.

The NATO member nation has long been Iran’s adversary, providing refuge to thousands of members of the Iranian opposition movement Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK). The attack in July occurred just before the Free Iran World Summit that was scheduled to take place in Albania.

Albania had joined forces with Microsoft and the FBI on attribution to ensure that the act was the result of state aggression.