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Iran thwarts US cyber attack on cultural institutes

(Xinhua) Updated: 2012-12-26 09:53

TEHRAN -- Iran on Tuesday thwarted a "cyber attack originated from the US city of Dallas via switches in Malaysia and Vietnam on one of Iranian culture ministry institutes," the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"The cyber attack had targeted the institutes," the report said, adding that the attack was repelled by the experts.

However, the report did not provide further details about the attack.

Iran said that over the past few years, it has been the target of numerous cyber attacks which aimed to disrupt the country's nuclear systems. Iran has accused the United States and Israel of being behind the cyber attacks.

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