Iran prevents cyberattack on central bank

Iran’s Infrastructure Communications Company announced on 6 January 2023 that it had prevented a cyberattack on the country’s central bank. Amir Mohammadzadeh Lajevardi, head of the company, was quoted by local media as saying that the bank was targeted by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. In October, Anonymous and other global hacking groups threatened to launch cyberattacks against Iranian institutions and officials in support of anti-government protests and to thwart internet censorship in Iran.