Iran was hit by a global cyber attack that left American flags on computer screens.
Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: â€œDonâ€™t mess with our electionsâ€, the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.
â€œThe attack apparently affected 200,000 router switches across the world in a widespread attack, including 3,500 switches in our country,â€ the Communication and Information Technology Ministry said in a statement carried by Iranâ€™s official news agency IRNA.
The statement said the attack, which hit internet service providers and cut off web access for subscribers, was made possible by a vulnerability in routers from Cisco which had earlier issued a warning and provided a patch that some firms had failed to install over the Iranian new year holiday.
To this point, they don’t know who is responsible for the attacks.