In return for the US killing Iran’s Qassem Soleimani on Friday, a group claiming to be related to Iran has hacked the US Federal Depositary Library Program (FDLP) website and defaced it. The hacker group has posted pictures of Trump being punched and vowed to do more in future.
Qassem Soleimani, the major general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, most beloved by nation and second most powerful person of Iran was killed on Friday by Trump’s administration. As there are numerous reasons from the past fueled this attack, the latest comes from US president claiming Iran was planning to kill US people in Baghdad.
After this, Soleimani was killed and rose anger in Iran’s people and that led some of the state hackers to follow the internet rites of hacking their opponent. The FDLP, which is tasked with publishing the government’s releases and other communication for free to the public, was now hacked, defaced and taken down. Upon doing so, the hackers representing Iran wrote on the site’s page
“In the name of god. >>>>> Hacked By Iran Cyber Security Group HackerS <<<<<. This is only small part of Iran’s cyber ability ! We’re always ready.”
An image of Trump’s being punched by Iranian personnel with an insignia has attracted more attention than the hack. Experts believe such retaliation would happen as soon as they heard Soleimani being killed. This isn’t the first time Iran has done so, previously, the hackers have comprised the networks of Bank of America, NASDAQ, NYSE and other US businesses in exchange for the US making sanctions against Iran in 2012.
Further matter on defaced site read as, “Martyrdom was (Suleimani’s)… reward for years of implacable efforts.”