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Thursday, May 13, 2010

29 Iranian human rights sites - March 2010


DATE:
2010-03

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Iran

AFFECTED SITES:
29 Iranian human rights sites

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Unclear

SOURCE COUNTRY:
Iran

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)

TYPE OF ATTACK:
n/a

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
IRGC accused the sites of belonging to a US-aided espionage network "under the cover of human rights organizations." The sites were run by members of the Iranian opposition. Following the hacking, 30 were arrested on charges such as "establishment of an intelligence gathering network, specially to identify the country's nuclear scientists, provoking sedition and illegal demonstrations and rallies through releasing unreal and unfounded news and reports after the June presidential elections in the country and providing media and news support for the Jundollah terrorist group and the monarchist opposition groups." (3)

URLS:
1. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8812231183
2. http://www.thenewnewinternet.com/2010/03/16/opposition-websites-in-iran-hacked/
3. http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8812230838


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