Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over cyber attack

A cyber attack on the Albanian government in mid-July disrupted government websites and public services for several hours. Russia was initially considered the most likely suspect in the attack, but last month security firms reported that Iran was behind the attack , whose motives were linked to the Free Iran World Summit to be held in Albania.
Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Wednesday that he had severed diplomatic relations with Iran and expelled Iranian embassy staff, who were ordered to leave Albania within 24 hours. The cyberattack against the Albanian government has been described as an act of state aggression. This is the first known time that a country has severed diplomatic relations due to a cyber attack.

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