After the July hack, the Albanian prime minister expelled all Iranian diplomats.
Iran has pointed the finger of responsibility at its embassy in Albania for a reprisal, which has led to Albanian counterterrorism police searching the facility in question.
As a result of the cyberattack, diplomatic connections between Iran and other countries were severed, and Iranian officials subsequently burnt papers within the premises.
This is the very first time that a nation’s government has broken diplomatic ties with another country as a direct result of a cyberattack.
Following an accusation that the Islamic Republic of Iran was responsible for a cyberattack that took place in July,
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has given the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ambassadors until the end of the day on Tuesday, August 1, to leave the country.
Two vehicles with foreign plates departed the building before Reuters cameras filmed police enforcement using automatic rifles.
It was alleged that a man was observed inside the embassy tossing papers into an ancient barrel. The barrel was located in the basement.
Mr. Rama stated the attack “jeopardized public services, digital systems, state data, and government intranet electronic communication”
The US, Albania’s most trusted friend, blamed Iran for the strike and threatened to “hold Iran responsible for activities that endanger US partner security.”
Because of the cyberattack that took place on July 15, a number of websites and online services provided by the Albanian government were temporarily unavailable.