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The head of New and Science-Based Businesses of Iran Chamber of commerce, told while service stations were independent from the Internet, their technology was very outdated.

In an exculsive interview with ILNA news agency, afshin Kolahi said that it would be better to improve security systems that were not vulnerable to Internet attack rather than look at general restrictions of access, even if this suited the general approach of some principlists.

"Their major aim is cutting people's connection to the cyberspace outside the country and their access to information," he said.

Tuesday’s attack affected all service stations across Iran, bringing the sales of cheap fuel, accessed through smart ration cards, to a standstill. The problem persisted at some service stations two days after the incident, meaning only unrationed fuel could be sold.

Previous cyberattacks have affected both nuclear sites and Iranian railways.

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