Hackers have put the message “death to Khaamenei – greetings to Rajavi” on a number of websites in Iran.
The message referred to the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK).
According to The Jerusalem Post, the MEK is an opposition group attempting to overthrow the Islamic Republic of Iran and has been blamed for conducting the cyberattack,
The websites belonging to the Justice Ministry, the Center for Mosque Affairs, the Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences, and the website of Ahmad Alamolhoda, a senior cleric and Friday prayer leader in the city of Mashhad were attacked.
Ali Ranjbaran, the director of Alamolhoda’s website, also told IRNA and the Iranian news agency that the attack was reportedly carried out by the cyber elements of the MEK.
“MEK repeatedly threatened and insulted Alamolhoda,” according to Ranjbaran.
This comes as recently the Iranian airline Mahan Air was hit by a cyberattack and the “Hooshyarane Vatan” hacker group claimed responsibility.
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