Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Bank information of millions was also allegedly hacked during actions that began after hikes in oil prices in Iran.
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran's Communications and Information Technology Minister, said the country's electronic state system infrastructure had also been hit by a cyber-attack by a foreign state.
The information about 15 million people with accounts at three different banks was shared on social media, the New York Times reported. The Tehran administration has not denied that the information of millions was shared.
The bank information, which was obtained according to the news, was shared via the messaging app Telegram. The shared data includes account holders ' names and card numbers. But the cards don't have passwords.
According to Iranian media, the banks sent messages to their customers, explaining that their accounts were at risk of being used illegally. Customers were advised to change their cards by stopping by a bank branch as soon as possible, the message said.
The banks in question, however, did not make a public statement that the information had been stolen.