Anonymous continues its campaign against Iran

The hacker group Anonymous has focused its operations on Iran since the start of large-scale protests this month, and claims to have compromised several Iranian government websites — including Iran’s lower house of parliament, Iran’s parliament.

Anonymous, known for taking sides in major international conflicts, said on September 20 that it was launching a “cyber operation” against the Iranian regime. It planned to support the demonstrators in the country protesting the killing of Mahsa Amini.

Amini, who traveled to Tehran from Kurdistan to visit her relatives, died in police custody after being detained by the country’s morality police, for improperly wearing a headscarf. Although police claimed she had suffered a heart attack, leaked medical examinations showed a cracked skull and internal bleeding. She was taken to the hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Amini’s killing sparked mass protests across Iran.

Hackers apparently belonging to an unknown group attacked the two main Iranian government websites on September 20, as well as a number of media websites. Reportedly one of the government websites that came under attack was the “Smart Services” website, which offers a variety of online services. Another goal was to disseminate government news, as well as interviews with officials.

“The largest Iranian media is being hacked,” said a tweet from an anonymous Twitter account.

Several other sites went down and recovered several times the next day, indicating an ongoing struggle between hackers and maintenance teams.

In recent days, the Iranian people have been subjected to constant internet outages as the government tries to quell protests.

In response, Anonymous advised the Iranians on how to circumvent the restrictions.

After Instagram, WhatsApp is now banned in Iran. And she said in a tweet on Twitter: Dear Iranians, use Tor to bypass it.

The hackers also seized more than 300 Iranian cameras, and used them to post videos of the demonstrations.

The cyberattacks on Iran are reminiscent of the cyberwar that Anonymous launched against Russia, in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, Anonymous has claimed responsibility for attacks against a number of Russian organizations. The group announced its support for the Western allies, saying that it would only attack Russian operations.

Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, Anonymous has claimed responsibility for attacks against a number of Russian organizations. The group announced its support for the Western allies, saying that it would only attack Russian operations.

Like the attacks in Iran, Anonymous began its campaign against Russia by infiltrating the local media. In March, he hacked state television and broadcast services, including Russia 24, Channel One, Moscow 24, Wink, and Ivy, to show footage of the conflict in Ukraine to ordinary Russians.

The group also said it did Rosneft Deutschland hacked – the German subsidiary of the Russian energy company Rosneft – and stole 20 terabytes of data from its systems.

The attacks later moved to the private sector. in June, She claimed she got the strategies and plans to a Russian factory of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), after the company’s systems were hacked.

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