Hackers claiming to be from Iran attack US government website
The home page of the US Federal Depository Library Program was defaced with pro-Iran messages and an image of President Trump being punched. A message from the hackers on the website said, “This is only small part of Iran’s cyber ability!”
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Hackers from Iran have claimed responsibility for a cyber strike on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) and warn ‘this is just the beginning’
Hackers claiming to be from Iran have taken control of an official American government site.
Users clicking on the American Federal Depository Library Programme (FDLP) were greeted with a ominous black hacked web page from ‘the Islamic Republic of Iran’.
On it is a picture of Donald Trump being hit in the face by an Iranian fist, with blood pouring from his mouth.
Below it are the words ‘Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers’ and ‘this is only a small part of Iran’s cyber ability’ – with Iranian hackers claiming responsibility.
However a US government spokesperson admitted “there is no confirmation” that this is an Iranian cyber attack.
On the site the hackers added ‘we are always ready’ and ‘to be continued’. There is also the hash tag of ‘#hardrevenge’.
They posted: “This is message from the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“We will not stop supporting our friends in the regions, the oppressed people of Palestine, the oppressed people of Yemen, the people, and the Syrian government, the people and government of Iraq, the oppressed people of Bahrain, the true mujahideen resistance in Lebanon and Palestine.