Iranian hackers have managed to crack one of the U.
S. government’s websites following the assassination of a prominent Iranian figure, General Qassem Soleimani.
The hacked government website was the Federal Depository Library Program which went offline shortly after the hackers left behind a chilling message saying:
“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.”
On the website, the hackers also shared an edited image of President Trump bleeding from his mouth while getting punched.
Amid growing tensions, the hackers have also managed to crack the websites of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Indian Human Rights Protection Association, the British website Bigways, and the Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Company.
As security experts previously warned, Iranians could resort to cyber-terrorism as part of their revenge plot against the West following the assassination of Soleimani.
In addition, specialists have claimed that Iranian hackers could cause major problems for the U.S. by hacking both into the private and public sectors.
While President Trump has warned the Iranian government that the U.S. has targeted 52 vital points to the country and that they are ready to strike back “in a disproportionate manner” if the Islamic Republic retaliates, Iran has made a move not only by hacking the US government website but also by abandoning the limits set during the 2015 nuclear deal.
In addition, Iran has threatened the States with an attack on the White House and placed an $80 million bounty on President Trump whom they have dubbed an “assassin in a suit.”
“These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!” Trump tweeted after critics slammed him for the elimination of one of Iran’s most renowned figures.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani released a statement claiming that Iran will no longer adhere to the limitations that were agreed upon by signing the nuclear deal back in 2015.
As for the country’s MP Abolfazl Abutorabi, he threatened the U.S. with an attack initiated “on the American soil.”
“We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time,” he said before saying “this is a declaration of war, which means if you hesitate you lose.”
Following General Soleimani’s death, Iraq has also responded whereas the parliament voted in favor of expelling all foreign troops out of the country.
In accordance with the signed bill, the Iraqi government will now have “to work towards ending the presence of all foreign troops on Iraqi soil.”
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