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Israeli-linked hackers attack Iran blocking gas stations

Israeli-linked hackers attack Iran blocking gas stations Photo: Hackers claim attack on Iran and blockade of gas stations (Getty Images)

The hacker group Gonjeshke Darande, associated with Israel, has taken responsibility for a cyberattack on Iran, reports the Times of Israel.

According to representatives of the hacker group, their attack is a response to Iranian aggression.

"This cyberattack comes in response to the aggression of the Islamic Republic and its proxies in the region. Khamenei, playing with fire has a price. This is just a taste of what we have in store," the group stated.

The hackers claim to have gained access to the payment systems of affected gas stations, as well as the central server of each station and the management system.

Iran's involvement in the Israel-Hamas War

From the early days of the conflict, the U.S. claimed that Iran was a co-conspirator in the war. They alleged that Iran trained Hamas fighters, and later its proxies (such as Hezbollah), attacked Israel or American bases, destabilizing the situation in the region.

Iran denies its involvement, and recently, Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei told Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh that his country would not engage in a war against Israel on behalf of Hamas.

Israel-Hamas war recap

Hamas militants invaded Israel on October 7. Terrorists began killing and kidnapping both military and civilian personnel. Shortly after, Jerusalem declared Operation Iron Swords and targeted terrorist locations in the Gaza Strip.

A temporary ceasefire for the release of prisoners began on November 24 between Tel Aviv and the militants. By December 1, hostilities resumed, according to Israel, due to a violation of the ceasefire terms by Hamas.

On December 14, the White House announced that the United States wants the war between Israel and Hamas to end as soon as possible. On the same day, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stated that the war could last several more months.

President Joe Biden stated that Israel is beginning to lose global support due to "indiscriminate bombings" of the Gaza Strip. The UN General Assembly also voted in favor of a resolution calling for a ceasefire.

At the same time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that international pressure would not stop the war against Hamas.