Iran is disconnected from the Internet to prevent cyber attacks
Facilities Iranian uranium enrichment were sabotaged in 2010 by a sophisticated computer worm capable of never seen before. Subsequently, Iran has been the subject of specific and sustained cyber attacks. The last attack that has been reported, occurred on 22 and 23 July . Unable to effectively protect against the attacks, which according to various sources come primarily from Israel and the United States, Iran has used the past as possible: disconnect Internet . According to British publication The Telegraph, Iranian telecommunications minister, Reza Taghipour, had announced during a conference at Amir Kabir University in Tehran, which the Internet connection will be disabled in some ministries and public entities in the country.
The intentions are to protect the national infrastructure of foreign cyber attacks. Taghipour said the action is the first initiative in a plan to replace the international Internet connection for a “national intranet,” which will be installed within the next 18 months. According to official, the measure is necessary to protect information of national interest against sabotage and espionage. As indicated, the Internet is not reliable because it is controlled “by one or two countries enemies of Iran.” Plans to establish a government intranet in Iran began in 2005.
According to USA Today, two years ago began the first tests in the province of Qom. In April this year, relatively reliable sources such as International Business Times, Ars Technica and The Next Web reported that Iran would block completely, national, Internet access , which would be replaced by an “Internet clean, free of crime, discord, atheism and immoral content.” The next day, information was categorically denied by the minister Reza Taghipour .