Iran said today (Wednesday) that gas stations are back to normal, a day after an intense cyber attack, but there are still long queues registered at their entrance. At one of the stations there was a queue of 90 cars, and he bought fuel at non-subsidized prices. The state TV channel reported that 4,300 stations have seen unrest across the country since yesterday.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the cyber attack was aimed at "stirring up anger among the public by creating chaos and disorder". He said, "There must be great readiness in the cyber field and the relevant authorities must not allow the enemy to achieve its goals and create problems in the lives of citizens." The cyberattack occurred just before the second anniversary of the 2019 fuel protests, which were violently suppressed by the regime after hundreds of protesters were killed.

The Secretary of the Supreme Space Council said that the details of the attack and its source are under investigation. "This attack was most likely carried out by a foreign country. It is too early to say which country it is and how it did it," Abulhassan Pirozabadi said yesterday. He linked that attack to an attack on Iran's railway systems in July, which Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point attributed to a group of hackers known as "Indra," named after the Hindu god of war. Until then, "64411" was used by Khamenei.

In August, videos were leaked documenting extreme violence at the notorious Ewen Prison in yet another cyber attack.

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