Anonymous takes sides against Iran: hackers violate government websites and security cameras
Activists have decided to support the protests that began after Mahsa Amini’s death.
The campaign is called #OpIran and moves in the same footsteps as #OpRussia. Once again the activists of Anonymous they took sides and once again launched a massive campaign against a state. In Iran the protests continue begin after the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old girl who died on September 16 after being arrested by the moral police for not wearing the veil correctly. Just like in November 2019, even in this case the Tehran government is struggling to contain the demonstrations, despite the use of force. So far the death toll has reached 31.
As Iran begins to restrict access to the internet, Anonymous has chosen to attack. On Twitter, several accounts report the outcome of the first actions completed by the collective. One of the sites to have been hit is that of the Forensic Research Center of Iran, the center that made the first analyzes on the body of Massa Amici and which excluded (at the moment) that the girl’s death was due to a series of trauma .
L’account Anonymous Devil Squad instead, he published a series of images from a security camera circuit. Again this is an attack very similar to those already seen in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine began. Among the actions claimed by the collective there are also a series of Ddos attacks, in these cases the sites are flooded with artificial access until they are no longer visible to the public. Among the portals affected by this attack is also that of Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran.
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How Anonymous works
Anonymous is a property ofchaotic organization. Officially there is no directive: anyone can hide behind it mask of Guy Fawkes and undertake a hacking campaign. Less officially in the myriad of Twitter accounts that claim to be part of the movement there are some that have more weight than others. Among these is @YourAnonNews, an account with over 8 million followers that in the last few hours has continued to promote tweets on #OpIran.