The Iranian Cyber Army : Who are They? The Little That We Know About Them

December 18, 2009 , 2PM Manila Time - Twitter Crashed.

Here in the Philippines we just saw a blank non-loading screen for a Twitter homepage. Elsewhere, however, Twitter users saw this:



READ (trans.):

Iranian Cyber Army

THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY

iRANiAN.CYBER.ARMY@GMAIL.COM

U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don't, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To….

NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?

WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST ;)

Take Care.

Oh, OK.

Today saw the high-jacking of Twitter by this so-called Iranian Cyber Army.


I tried to research about the background and identity of this army to no avail as expected. But I guess we need not look any further than their high-jack message to know more about them. Reading the note, I - personally - infer that:

1. This is a group who wants to show the world that the Iranians are superior to the people of the United States of America, the Americans. (Are they really from Iran? We don't know for sure.)

Twitter is currently one of the biggest US-based websites and as such, it is also one of the more secure ones. By high-jacking it just like that, the Iranian Cyber Army wants to make it clear that if they wanted to, Iranians can infiltrate online security efforts made by Americans.

2. Despite this, the Iranian Cyber Army owns a Gmail account, the email service of Google. And Google is perhaps the biggest and most powerful American online service company as of today.

Interesting.


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1 comment:

  1. more like KSP
    anyway it also looks like a fuse for starting Iranian hate

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