Iran's SIAM system has base-level access to the country's cellular networks and used not just for government surveillance, but also has functions that allow for remote manipulation of individual data collections and backdoors through encryption.
Prime Minister Edi Rama ended diplomatic ties with Iran in a video statement on September 7, citing the July cyber attack and requiring the country's embassy staff to leave within 24 hours.
The Iran-backed campaign targets prominent Israelis and uses spear phishing to gain access to emails, leveraging the account takeover to hijack existing conversations.
Cyber attack disrupted Iran’s gas stations accepting government-issued smart cards for subsidized fuel while hacked electronic signs mocked Supreme leader Khamenei and demanded gasoline.
Israel and Iran may be in a hidden cyber war with both countries attacking each other’s critical infrastructure, causing physical disruptions to the civilian population.