Iran arrests information company deputy after reported cyberattack

TEHRAN, Dec 6 — Iran has arrested the deputy chief editor of Fars information agency, state media reported, far more than a week just after the company was reportedly strike by a cyberattack.

“The deputy head of Fars information company, Abbas Darvish Tavanger, has been arrested for falsifying information,” state broadcaster IRIB explained late yesterday.

He would keep on being in custody through the investigation, it extra.

In a assertion posted on its Telegram channel, Fars mentioned on November 26 that its work had been disrupted by hackers.

A shadowy group that phone calls alone “Black Reward” later on claimed responsibility for the cyberattack, indicating it had obtained access to dozens of confidential paperwork.

The arrest will come from the backdrop of nationwide unrest sparked by the September 16 demise of 22-12 months-aged Mahsa Amini, after her detention for an alleged breach of Iran’s dress code for gals.

Hundreds of people have been killed in the road violence and thousands have been arrested, such as notable actors, journalists and attorneys. — AFP