vineri, 3 mai 2013
Website of Iran’s Basij Force Taken Down by Cyberattacks
As the presidential elections draw near, tension mounts in Iran both in the real world and in cyberspace. On May 1, the official website of the country’s Basij military branch was taken down after a cyberattack was launched against it.
“Due to the impending vote, elements of the global arrogance have launched a new round of cyberattacks against Basij websites, particularly Basij.ir,” the force’s representatives stated according to Think Progress.
A spokesman revealed that the Basij website had faced numerous attacks over the past three years.
In the meantime, members of the Iranian hacktivist group Ashiyane Digital Security have told Softpedia they’re preparing an operation against governments and media organizations that have spread lies about Iran.
“Our mission is protect Iran from hackers & social media lies,” the group’s leader said.
“They don’t know the truth and when the government lies we will try to take them down. When Social Media lies we will try to take them down,” he added.