Source: Radio Zamaneh
A senior Revolutionary Guards Corps commander admitted that the "Iranian Cyber Army" looks to the Revolutionary Guards for direction.
Iranian Cyber Army hackers page
The group which has been identifying itself as
the "Iranian Cyber Army" is a group of internet hackers that have been
responsible for invading a series of internet websites including Radio Zamaneh.
Fars news agency reports that Ebrahim Jabbari, commander of the Ali Ebn-e Abi Taleb Guards in Qom, said on Thursday: "The Revolutionary Guards has been successful in establishing a cyber army and today the cyber army of the Revolutionary Guards is the second largest cyber army in the world."
Earlier, Commander Javani, head of the Guards Political Bureau had made implicit remarks about ties between the "Iranian Cyber Army" and the Revolutionary Guards Corps of Iran.
According to Islamic Republic laws, hacking into websites is a "cyber crime."
Ebrahim Jabbari claimed the objective of the "Iranian Cyber Army" is "to prevent the destruction of Iran's cultural and social system" and added that the "cyber army of the Revolutionary Guards is a force to reckon with in this arena."
The websites of Radio Zamaneh, Amir Kabir Newsletter, Mowcamp, Jaras, Twitter and Baidu have all been targets of the Iranian Cyber Army hackers.
So far the Iranian Cyber Army had not been officially claimed by any group and its connection to Islamic Republic organizations had been merely speculative.
Last year, "Defense Tech", a US military and security organization announced that the Iranian Cyber Army belongs to the Revolutionary Guards of Iran.
The Guards have recently established a "Centre for Investigation of Organized Crime" through which they have made efforts to identify specific internet users. They have stated their aim to be "the supervision of organized terrorist, espionage, economic and social crimes in virtual space."
In the past year anti-government protesters have used the internet to network, disseminate information and coordinate street protests.
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