The Information Technology and Communications Unit of the Basij (the IRGC’s voluntary paramilitary force) blamed “agents of hegemonic powers” (West) for organizing, ahead of the June 14th presidential elections, a series of cyberattacks on Basij websites, and specifically the official Basij website. The Basij statement maintained that the cyberattacks comprised of numerous IPs originated in Poland and that the attacks were countered by the Basij’s FAVA unit. It added that the Basij regard these ongoing attacks and reactions against them as a sign of its media’s correct conduct in line with Khamenei’s orders. This is the first time that cyberattacks are being announced to the public.
Official Basij website under cyberattack
- Published: 78 days ago on Thursday, 2 May 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: May 2, 2013 @ 2:23 pm
- Filed Under: Military
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