Official: Iran oil industry safe after cyberattack
(AP) -- An Iranian official says the country's oil industry is working well despite an attack from hackers and a computer virus that targeted the sector's computer systems.
Deputy minister for oil and civil defense Hamdollah Mohammadnejad says all field units and exports of crude have continued working without interruptions. His remarks were reported Tuesday by state IRNA news agency.
The Islamic Republic periodically reports cyberattacks to its nuclear and industrial sectors, saying that little damage was caused.
Iran is at odds with Israel and the West over its controversial nuclear program.
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