Anonymous Claims Control Of Iranian Government Servers

AnonymousStephen C. Webster writes on The Raw Story:

Hackers claiming to be part of protest group “Anonymous” published on Friday over 10,000 internal emails from the Iranian government’s ministry of foreign affairs, as part of an ongoing campaign against the authoritarian regime.

The emails were published to torrent file sharing website The Pirate Bay, along with usernames and passwords. Members also claimed they had taken control of the government’s servers.

In a chat with Raw Story, members of Anonymous on the #OpIran server said they were leading the charge because they want Iranians to know they’re not alone in their struggle against the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

They also pointed to a declaration of intent to attack the Iranian government, which they published to YouTube in February.

For more information, see original article.

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  • Anonymous

    Got to love Anonymous, they’re completely schizophrenic but they get the job done.

  • SF2K01

    Got to love Anonymous, they’re completely schizophrenic but they get the job done.

  • Mamagriff50

    Anonymous is absolutly doing a great thing for the people of Iran! God Bless:]…….

  • Mamagriff50

    Anonymous is absolutly doing a great thing for the people of Iran! God Bless:]…….

    • Padraig

      lets hope they do it for us to. God knows we’re going to need it

  • Alis

    Are they? Is it going to be a good thing when Iran construes their actions as an act of war by whatever country its angry with, and decides to invade or endures an invasion? Maybe that won’t happen, but the point is that Anonymous is biting off far more than they can chew. Anonymous is dangerous anymore; they have no leadership, and it would be far too easy for a government to get in there and manipulate them. I used to poke my head in their IRC channel from time to time and it’s amazing and concerning just how malleable they are.

  • Alis

    Are they? Is it going to be a good thing when Iran construes their actions as an act of war by whatever country its angry with, and decides to invade or endures an invasion? Maybe that won’t happen, but the point is that Anonymous is biting off far more than they can chew. Anonymous is dangerous anymore; they have no leadership, and it would be far too easy for a government to get in there and manipulate them. I used to poke my head in their IRC channel from time to time and it’s amazing and concerning just how malleable they are.

    • Padraig

      ok, ok, they are dangerous and undisciplined, malleable and easily led. sound like anyone we know? like us? the masses? at least they are on our side in the fight against tyranny. however imperfect a weapon they are they are the only one we have….unless you want to count the vote?

      • Liam_McGonagle

        Yeah, I don’t know how to react myself.

        Maybe Anonymous are on our side.  Maybe they’re on nobody’s side.  Maybe they’ve been infiltrated by the CIA.  Or maybe the U.S. gov’t has just passively allowed them to do this because it fits in with their broader Middle East policy, and we should expect the gov’t to come down hard on Anonymous in the future.

        It’s a real question that needs to be answered:  How could something that the U.S. would send drones in to avenge if it had happened anywhere else come out of the states?  Being able to step outside my American point of view for the moment, this is EXACTLY the sort of thing we’re ragging on Pakistan about with regard to bin Laden.

        • dddjjj

          Freeman from the Freeman Perspective has some interesting info on the use of social programming with the V for Vendetta shit. They need us to rebel so they can justify crackdown. I forget which video or blog post the info is in, but some larger occultic shit is going on with the use of the meme… the historical V wasn’t exactly the most honorable fellow… and if Anon is one thing, its definitely susceptible to this kind of memetic warfare… they love it… devour it…

        • SF2K01

          Yeahhh… the CIA really really doesn’t like vigilantism, all the more so when that vigilantism is normally aimed at the people who hire the lobbyists who influence the government in the first place. It just happens that Anon happens to line up with the government on this one. Not to mention that there’s a good possibility many people in Anon are not in fact American.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Drone swarms awaken.

    Prepare for reprogramming.

    New course is engaged.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Drone swarms awaken.

    Prepare for reprogramming.

    New course is engaged.

  • Padraig

    ok, ok, they are dangerous and undisciplined, malleable and easily led. sound like anyone we know? like us? the masses? at least they are on our side in the fight against tyranny. however imperfect a weapon they are they are the only one we have….unless you want to count the vote?

  • Padraig

    lets hope they do it for us to. God knows we’re going to need it

  • Padraig

    lets hope they do it for us to. God knows we’re going to need it

  • naked

    maybe they’d rather start with Saudi Arabia? It’s not even a democracy by name and is a nest of the most fundamentalist vipers there are on this planet

    • Tuna Ghost

      Agreed, I don’t like seeing anonymous taking sides with the US gov’t.  Saudi Arabia is just as much a dictatorship as Iran and even more fundamentalist.

    • Tuna Ghost

      Agreed, I don’t like seeing anonymous taking sides with the US gov’t.  Saudi Arabia is just as much a dictatorship as Iran and even more fundamentalist.

  • naked

    maybe they’d rather start with Saudi Arabia? It’s not even a democracy by name and is a nest of the most fundamentalist vipers there are on this planet

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I don’t know how to react myself.

    Maybe Anonymous are on our side.  Maybe they’re on nobody’s side.  Maybe they’ve been infiltrated by the CIA.  Or maybe the U.S. gov’t has just passively allowed them to do this because it fits in with their broader Middle East policy, and we should expect the gov’t to come down hard on Anonymous in the future.

    It’s a real question that needs to be answered:  How could something that the U.S. would send drones in to avenge if it had happened anywhere else come out of the states?  Being able to step outside my American point of view for the moment, this is EXACTLY the sort of thing we’re ragging on Pakistan about with regard to bin Laden.

  • Funkapotamus420

    whoa whoa whoa… they have computers in Iran ? the things they can do with camels these days

  • Funkapotamus420

    whoa whoa whoa… they have computers in Iran ? the things they can do with camels these days

  • Funkapotamus420

    whoa whoa whoa… they have computers in Iran ? the things they can do with camels these days

  • dddjjj

    Freeman from the Freeman Perspective has some interesting info on the use of social programming with the V for Vendetta shit. They need us to rebel so they can justify crackdown. I forget which video or blog post the info is in, but some larger occultic shit is going on with the use of the meme… the historical V wasn’t exactly the most honorable fellow… and if Anon is one thing, its definitely susceptible to this kind of memetic warfare… they love it… devour it…

  • Anonymous

    Yeahhh… the CIA really really doesn’t like vigilantism, all the more so when that vigilantism is normally aimed at the people who hire the lobbyists who influence the government in the first place. It just happens that Anon happens to line up with the government on this one. Not to mention that there’s a good possibility many people in Anon are not in fact American.

  • Pissedoff

    Cool, but Iran is “nobody” hack the Federal Reserve and lets get some infomation that affects the world. They promised to go after the Fed, IMF, World Bank, and the rest of those bastards, now GET EM!

  • Pissedoff

    Cool, but Iran is “nobody” hack the Federal Reserve and lets get some infomation that affects the world. They promised to go after the Fed, IMF, World Bank, and the rest of those bastards, now GET EM!

  • Tuna Ghost

    Agreed, I don’t like seeing anonymous taking sides with the US gov’t.  Saudi Arabia is just as much a dictatorship as Iran and even more fundamentalist.

  • GeorgeMbempt

    And yet Anonymous never hacks Israeli, US, UK or any other Ziono-Fascist states servers. Mmmmm!

  • GeorgeMbempt

    And yet Anonymous never hacks Israeli, US, UK or any other Ziono-Fascist states servers. Mmmmm!

    • Faceless army

      ‘Anonymous never hacks US or UK servers’ i think you should do a bit of research, however anyone wants to put it, Anonymous if fighting FOR the people, their goal is to protect and ensure our freedom of speach

  • Faceless army

    ‘Anonymous never hacks US or UK servers’ i think you should do a bit of research, however anyone wants to put it, Anonymous if fighting FOR the people, their goal is to protect and ensure our freedom of speach