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Iran Computer Attack Targets Oil Ministry, State Companies

Iran’s crude industry has been the target of a cyber attack, crippling some computer systems at the Oil Ministry, the National Iranian Oil Co. and several other state-owned businesses, according to government officials.

The damage may be more widespread than earlier reported by state-run agencies. Yesterday’s attack, which disrupted the Internet, was detected before it could spread more widely, the Mehr news agency said today.