A group of hackers from Iran breached the website of a small US government agency on Saturday and posted messages in retaliation for the assassination of Washington’s top military commander, Qasem Soleimani.
Federal Depository Library Program’s website “Iranian Hackers!” The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the images of the Iranian flag were displayed.
“The martyr’s (Soleimani’s) … reward for years of unsuccessful efforts,” read the graphic depicting US President Donald Trump punching missiles when they first ejected from Iran.
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“With his departure and with the power of God, his work and path will not cease, and there will be fierce revenge for criminals who have tainted their dirty hands with the blood of his blood and other martyrs,” it said.
“This is only a small part of Iran’s cyber potential!” Another title on the page is read in white text on a black background.
Solaimani’s murder in retaliation from Tehran in a drone strike in Iraq early Friday morning.
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Described as the second most powerful figure in Iran, Solimani has overseen a wide range of interventions in regional power struggles.
Trump said Solimani was planning an “imminent” attack on US personnel in Baghdad.
The president has warned that Washington is targeting 52 sites in Iran and that the Islamic Republic will attack American personnel or assets “very fast and very hard.”