16.05.2022

British authorities blame Iran for cyberattack on UK parliament

Iran is responsible for the June 24 hacker attack on the UK Parliament. The Daily Telegraph reported this on Saturday,  citing government sources.

In June, the Times  said it had found passwords from the mail of British ministers and parliamentarians on a Russian-language website. However, according to the Daily Telegraph, intelligence concluded that the attack on the e-mail boxes of parliamentarians and officials came from Iran.

The publication does not have evidence and conclusions about the motives of this action, but it cites the opinion of some experts who believe that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, elite units of the Iranian Armed Forces – TASS) could sabotage the Iranian nuclear deal with the help of cyber weapons, ” wants Iran to continue developing nuclear weapons.

On July 14, 2015, the final Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the Iranian nuclear program was agreed in Vienna . It provides for the lifting of sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic in connection with its nuclear program by the UN Security Council, the United States and the European Union. In return, Tehran pledged not to produce weapons-grade plutonium, to have at its disposal no more than 300 kg of uranium enriched to 3.67% for 15 years, to re-equip nuclear facilities and use them exclusively for peaceful purposes. At the same time, the arms embargo imposed by the UN Security Council will be maintained for five years, the ban on the supply of ballistic missile technologies to Iran for eight years, and IAEA experts will monitor nuclear facilities for 25 years.

According to the Sky News TV channel , attackers could gain access to about 90 e-mail boxes of the UK parliamentary network.

The British Parliament’s e-mail network has 9,000 users. These include not only members of the Cabinet, members of the House of Commons and House of Lords, but also members of the staff of parliament and numerous officials.

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