Cyberattack Targets Iranian Airline Linked to Revolutionary Guards

Mahan Air, which has ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guard, said in a statement that its 'internal system' had been targeted, but that it had faced similar attacks in the past

Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
A Mahan Air passenger plane takes off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran, 2016.
A Mahan Air passenger plane takes off from Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, Iran, 2016.Credit: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

A cyberattack against Iranian private airline Mahan Air has been foiled, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, adding that the airliner's flight schedule was not affected by the attack.

The carrier, which was established in 1992 as Iran's first private airline and was blacklisted by Washington in 2011 over support it provided to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said in a statement that it had faced similar attacks in the past, adding that its "internal system" had been targeted.

"Our international and domestic flights are operating on schedule without any disruptions," Amirhossein Zolanvari, head of the airliner's public relation office, told state TV.

The airline runs flights from Tehran to Damascus on a regular basis, and has flown to Beirut as well.

Authorities have said that Iran is on high alert for online assaults, which Tehran has blamed in the past on its arch-foes the United States and Israel. The United States and other Western powers meanwhile have accused Iran of trying to disrupt and break into their networks.

Iran has been targeted by a series of cyberattacks in the past, the most recent of which occurred last month when the sale of heavily subsidized gasoline across the country was disrupted by apparent cyberattacks.

In July, the website of Iran's transport ministry was taken down by what state media said was a "cyber disruption" that caused a delay in train services.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

NOW: 40% OFF
Already signed up? LOG IN


הקלטות מעוז

Jewish Law Above All: Recordings Reveal Far-right MK's Plan to Turn Israel Into Theocracy

איתמר בן גביר

Why I’m Turning My Back on My Jewish Identity

Travelers looking at the Departures board at Ben Gurion Airport. The number of olim who later become yordim is unknown.

Down and Out: Why These New Immigrants Ended Up Leaving Israel

Beatrice Grannò and Simona Tabasco as Mia and Lucia in "The White Lotus."

The Reality Behind ‘The White Lotus’ Sex Work Fantasy

The Mossad hit team in Dubai. Exposed by dozens of security cameras

This ‘Dystopian’ Cyber Firm Could Have Saved Mossad Assassins From Exposure

מליאת הכנסת 28.12.22

Comeback Kid: How Netanyahu Took Back Power After 18 Months in Exile