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Iran acknowledges cyberattack targeting gas stations across country

A worker leans against a gasoline pump that has been turned off, at a gas station in Tehran, Iran, October 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
A worker leans against a gasoline pump that has been turned off, at a gas station in Tehran, Iran, October 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian state television says a cyberattack has targeted gas stations across the Islamic Republic.

The announcement read on air comes after long lines formed at stations in Tehran and elsewhere today.

State TV quotes an official with Iran’s National Security Council confirming the attack.

Oil Ministry officials are holding an “emergency meeting” to solve the technical problem.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the outage. However, electronic billboards in one major city also appeared to have been targeted in the hack.

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