Kamal Hadianfar Orders Iranian Banks to Resolve Security Holes
Head of the Information Production and Exchange Department of the Law Enforcement Police General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar says Iran’s Cyber Police have detected a large number of security holes in the websites of Iranian banks.
“In recent months, we have managed to detect many critical security holes in the sites of Iranian banks. These vulnerabilities allow hackers to transfer moneys between accounts. Accordingly, a number of hackers have succeeded to abuse the reported security holes. The forces of Cyber Police are pursuing investigations in this regard,” the Iranian General announced on Friday.
“Several banks have resolved the security issues reported by the detectives of Iran’s Cyber Police. However, three banks have yet to take any action to resolve the existing problems. Iranian Police are ready to help them to resolve the security holes,”
Two years ago, an Iranian hacker managed to obtain the information of about 3,000,000 credit and debit cards in Iran. At the same time, the Iranian banks confirmed the report urging clients to change the passwords of their debit and credit cards.
According to local media reports, several months ago American hackers targeted the portals of Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum. Hadianfar says the Iranian Cyber Police have identified the IPs utilized by the American hackers.
“In cooperation with the Judiciary service and the Ministry of Law, we asked the U.S. government to arrest hackers who attempted to damage the websites and portals of the Ministry of Petroleum. However, the U.S. government didn’t respond to our repetitive requests. Islamic Republic of Iran is legally entitled to receive in-depth information about these hackers, but the U.S. government is breaking international regulations.” Law Enforcement Police General Seyed Kamal Hadianfar concluded.
Apparently, the U.S. government is not going to cooperate with Iran’s Cyber Police over this case. The Iranian Cyber Police are currently sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for supporting the country’s nuclear case. Iran’s Cyber Police have also been convicted of killing Sattar Beheshti, a local blogger, and carrying out operations against the freedom of Iranian nationals in Internet.