On July 22, the White House chastised Iran for a breach that harmed Albanian government services. On July 24, Albania accused Iran of hacking state police computer networks.
According to the Albanian Ministry of the Interior, the government has indefinitely suspended its TIMS program (TIMS).
The Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, said in a tweet that the “same aggressors” who were responsible for the breach in July were also responsible for the malware attack.
The interior ministry said the hack occurred on Friday and that full TIMS capacity will be restored soon.
Vice President Joe Biden’s administration committed after the July breach to “hold Iran accountable for acts that endanger a US ally” and NATO member. Atrocity defies authority.
The Albanian government was put in a difficult position in July when a breach caused several government systems to become inoperable.
On Friday, the United States Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Iran’s intelligence agency for allegedly being responsible for carrying out the hack.
According to reports, individuals from the United States government have been present in the area for a considerable amount of time.
Albania severed its diplomatic ties with Iran in what is believed to be the first instance of hacking leading to the rupture of connections between states.
The July break-in occurred days before a MEK meeting in Albania. MEK advocates the overthrow of the Iranian government and is considered a terrorist outfit by Tehran.