InfoSec News: Iran's Cyber Army Hacks 1, 000 US, British, French Gov't Websites: http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8906081424
FARS News Agency
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian cyber group announced that it has hacked more
than 1,000 important governmental websites of the US, Britain and France
in protest at their support and financial aids to anti-Iran terrorist
"To commemorate the Day of Campaign against Terrorism and the martyrdom
anniversary of (former Iranian President Mohammad Ali) Rajayee and (his
Prime Minister Mohammad Javad) Bahonar (by the terrorist Mojahedin-e
Khalq Organization), the group rose to protest at the inhumane measures
of the supporters of terrorism, with the US and Britain standing on top
of them, through a new method and hacked and changed the pages of more
than 1,000 of their websites," Behrouz Kamalian, Head of the Iranian
Ashiyaneh (nest) cyber group, told FNA on Monday.
If you open the hacked sites now, you can see a logo of Iran and some
pictures of martyrs Rajaee and Bahonar and a bi-lingual text in Persian
and English expressing our group's protest at the US, Britain and
France's attitude towards terrorism, Kamalian added.
Noting that the project started on Saturday and continued until Monday
morning, he reminded that the group managed to hack more than 1,000
governmental sites of the aforementioned countries, including the
official website of Louisiana state in the US, Britain's Pevensey city
council and other websites.
"All of the hacked websites have been registered at this address:
www.zone-h.org," Kamalian added.
His remarks came after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)
announced in March that its cyber teams have hacked 29 websites
affiliated with the US espionage network.
The IRGC has recently set up a new center to detect and combat organized
crimes on the internet.
The newly-established center is tasked with monitoring the internet to
detect and campaign against organized crimes, espionage, economic and
social corruption, money laundering and cultural inroad.
Iran has said many times in the past that the western government's
support for the MKO proves that their claims about advocating human
rights are nothing but lies.
The MKO members last month celebrated the anniversary of their group's
bomb attack on the central office of Jomhuri Eslami party in Tehran in
1981 in which 72 party members, including senior Iranian political and
religious officials, were martyred.
The MKO, whose main stronghold is in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the
international community, including the United States.
Before an overture by the EU, the MKO was on the European Union's list
of terrorist organizations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. Yet, the
MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly
visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe.
Some other members of the MKO who have had a role in the assassination
of a large number of Iranian citizens and officials are currently living
The group started assassination of Iranian citizens and officials after
the Islamic Revolution in a bid to take control of the newly established
Islamic Republic. It killed several of Iran's new leaders in the early
years after the revolution, including Rajayee, Bahonar and the then
Judiciary Chief, Mohammad Hossein Beheshti who were killed in bomb
attacks by MKO members in 1981.
The group fled to Iraq in 1986, where it was protected by Saddam Hussein
and where it helped the Iraqi dictator suppress Shiite and Kurd
uprisings in the country.
Many of the MKO members have abandoned the terrorist organization while
most of those still remaining in the camp are said to be willing to quit
but are under pressure and torture not to do so.
A May 2005 Human Rights Watch report accused the MKO of running prison
camps in Iraq and committing human rights violations.
According to the Human Rights Watch report, the outlawed group puts
defectors under torture and jail terms.
Numerous articles and letters posted on the Internet by family members
of MKO recruits confirm reports of the horrific abuse that the group
inflicts on its own members and the alluring recruitment methods it
The most shocking of such stories includes accounts given by former
British MKO member Ann Singleton and Mustafa Mohammadi -- the father of
an Iranian-Canadian girl who was drawn into the group during an MKO
recruitment campaign in Canada.
Mohammadi recounts his desperate efforts to contact his daughter, who
disappeared several years ago - a result of what the MKO called a
'two-month tour' of Camp Ashraf for teenagers.
He also explains how the group forces the families of its recruits to
take part in pro-MKO demonstrations in Western countries by threatening
to kill their loved ones.
Lacking a foothold in Iran, the terrorist group recruits ill-informed
teens from Iranian immigrant communities in Western states and blocks
their departure afterwards.