Iran’s paramilitary launches cyber attack
“Iranian hackers working for the powerful Revolutionary Guard’s paramilitary Basij group have launched attacks on websites of the ‘enemies,’ a state-owned newspaper reported Monday in a rare acknowledgment from Iran that it’s involved in cyber warfare.
The report followed an announcement in January that Iran had formed its first cyber police unit in an attempt by authorities to gain an edge in the digital world.
The Internet has also been a key outlet for Iran’s opposition since the 2009 disputed presidential election. In addition, Iran has been trying to boost its web defenses after the Stuxnet computer worm made its way into computers involved with the country’s controversial nuclear program.”