Hackers target Iran’s central bank website amid protests

Internet blackout reported on September 21

Cyber security

Iran’s central bank was among the official institutions targeted as protests continue over the death of Mahsa Amini, who died in policy custody after being detained for wearing her hijab too loosely. 

The Central Bank of Iran’s website was taken down on September 21, although the CBI denied its internal systems were hacked. 

The site became “inaccessible” because of a direct denial of service attack, spokesman Mostafa Qamarivafa said. It was restored the same morning, the government-controlled

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