The Iranian gasoline rationing network system suffered an online attack on the 26th, which caused operation failures in many gas stations across the country, and long lines formed in front of the gas stations. The system is gradually returning to normal. The “National Virtual Space Center”, the official agency responsible for Iran’s network construction, issued a statement on the 26th, confirming that the online attack was aimed at the country’s gasoline rationing network system, and relevant departments are working hard to solve the problem.
According to Iranian media reports, since the increase in gasoline prices in November 2019, Iran has used a network system to ration “monthly subsidized gasoline.” Drivers with a specific gas card can buy 60 liters of gasoline every month at a discounted price.
The Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency quoted the spokesperson of the Iranian National Petroleum Products Distribution Company on the 27th as saying that most gas stations across the country can sell gasoline at non-subsidized prices; more than 200 gas stations can use the gasoline rationing network system to sell gasoline at subsidized prices. ; Iranian gas stations are located in scattered locations, and technical experts are required to assist in dealing with this online attack. It is expected that it will take a long time to completely solve this problem.