(Bloomberg) --

A nationwide drop in Iranian internet traffic last week was caused by a cyberattack, the semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency reported.

Investigations are ongoing into the origin of the Jan. 25 attack, which disrupted networks for ten minutes, ISNA reported, citing Communications Minister Eisa Zarepour.

Iran has restricted internet access since September as part of its crackdown on nationwide anti-government protests.

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