The targeted company, Khouzestan Steel Company (KSC), has acknowledged the cyberattack but claimed the attack was successfully thwarted.
Iran’s largest steel production firm is the latest victim of a cyberattack on Monday, marking the largest cyberattack on the country’s industrial sector. According to a report from The Associated Press, the attack forced the company to halt its operations.
The targeted company was the Iranian government-owned Khouzestan Steel Company (KSC). After the attack, its website became unavailable, and operations were suspended immediately. At the time of writing, the website was still offline.
The company’s CEO, Amin Ebrahimi, stated that the company stopped the cyberattack and was able to avoid internal damage to the manufacturing department to prevent supply chain disruption. Ebrahimi claims that due to “time and awareness,” this attack was successfully thwarted.