TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian prosecutors have asked for the house arrest of five public employees they blame for not protecting the country from a cyberattack by alleged Iranian hackers. Prosecutors on Wednesday said the five IT officials at the public administration department had failed to check the security of the system and update it with the most recent antivirus software. They are accused of “abuse of post” which can attract a prison sentence of up to seven years. In September, Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran over a July 15 cyberattack that temporarily shut down numerous Albanian government digital services and websites. Tirana called the disruption an act of “state aggression.”
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