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#1 Posted by DrSpaceman (172 posts) -

http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/06/03/anonymous-steals-10000-iranian-government-emails-plans-ddos-attack/

Anonymous has hacked into Iranian government servers and procured over 10,000 email messages from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry’s website is still down as of this writing, and the servers are under Anonymous control. One of the Iranian members of Anonymous involved with the operation sent me a message from the compromised email servers as evidence that they were still under Anonymous control.

While email addresses can be spoofed, the collection of 10,000 emails is a pretty good indication that they have no need for spoofing.

The email archive includes approvals and rejections for a variety of visas and passports, among other requests and correspondence.

“It’s near the election’s anniversary. We had to do something,” said one of the Iranian members of Anonymous from #OpIran.

He said they take down Iranian government servers on a regular basis for operation days, but that obviously retrieving information required a different approach to the group’s signature DDoS attack.

He also indicated an as-yet unannounced attack. “For the election’s anniversary, we have a complete DDoS attack day” planned, he said.

It’s not clear who the specific target of the day will be, but it will be part of the Iranian government.

“We don’t attack the media,” said my source, though he indicated that propaganda masquerading as news was fair game. For instance, this site publishes photographs of “rioters”, asking other citizens to identify them so the government can subject them to any of a number of horrific punishments.

If you need to get into Iran, now would be a good time to talk to Anonymous. “Are you sure you don’t want a visa?” was the last thing my source said to me.

#2 Edited by Commando (1878 posts) -

World War 3?

Also, Anonymous has hackers? I know they used to 10 years ago, but now I thought they were just a bunch of 12 year old kids/40 year old men obsessed with child porn.

#3 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -

Is this our counter attack for 9/11?

#4 Posted by EuanDewar (4890 posts) -

...What the fuck is going on?

#5 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Not sure if it was the same folks, but here in Canada we had a big hack recently as well. Here it was classified Government documents.

#6 Posted by AjayRaz (12424 posts) -
@EuanDewar said:

...What the fuck is going on?

exactly what i said. o-o 
#7 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

oh wow. Anonymous is doing some crazy shit. Especially doing that in a middle eastern country, somehow I doubt the authorities will be very lenient if they ever get caught. Ballsy

#8 Posted by Twitchey (865 posts) -
@jking47: How will they hack with no hands?
#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@DrSpaceman said:

If you need to get into Iran, now would be a good time to talk to Anonymous. “Are you sure you don’t want a visa?” was the last thing my source said to me.

That's pretty cool
#10 Posted by DrSpaceman (172 posts) -

@Twitchey said:

@jking47: How will they hack with no hands?

I can't wait for the first public "anonymous" beheading.

#11 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -
@Twitchey said:
@jking47: How will they hack with no hands?
#12 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

Who the hell thought it would be a good idea to fuck with Iran?


#13 Posted by DrSpaceman (172 posts) -

@Jasta said:

Who the hell thought it would be a good idea to fuck with Iran?

Iran needs to be fucked with, it's about time they said hello to the 21st century

#14 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

As much as Anonymous is a bunch of cock suckers, so is Iran. I hope they nuke each other or something.

#15 Posted by DystopiaX (5300 posts) -

@Jasta said:

Who the hell thought it would be a good idea to fuck with Iran?

Well Anonymous never struck me as the smartest group on the internet.

#16 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

Dicking around with some corporation is one thing, but dicking around with government property, especially that of a Middle Eastern country where things are so dicey at the moment, is just plain stupid.

#17 Posted by K9 (621 posts) -

What is anonymous's angle? What are they trying to prove?

Do they hold some kind of nihilist philosophy and act it out by hacking websites or are they simply a loose group of individuals doing all this stuff just for giggles? Attacking a government website is no joke. This will get them in serious trouble.

#18 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4392 posts) -
@weeman105 said:
Dicking around with some corporation is one thing, but dicking around with government property, especially that of a Middle Eastern country where things are so dicey at the moment, is just plain stupid.
Yeah. This has gotten way out of hand. Sooner or later I'm betting something big is going down i.e. governments are going to fight back against hackers in a way neither we nor the hackers expected them to do.
#19 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

Meh, let this rogue faction duke it out with this regime. They do have a point that the website is used to identify rioters and basically have them tortured or things worse (death is for the fortunate).

#20 Posted by Sarkhan (1196 posts) -

I love what's going on in Norway atm. A few non known ppl have given info to some 2not all that sweet ppl) about some ano hackers. If you check some shady pages of the net, ppl are rolling on with some ass beating. In my mind? Well deserved :)

#21 Posted by gike987 (1752 posts) -
@K9 said:

What is anonymous's angle? What are they trying to prove?

Do they hold some kind of nihilist philosophy and act it out by hacking websites or are they simply a loose group of individuals doing all this stuff just for giggles? Attacking a government website is no joke. This will get them in serious trouble.

They try to attack things that they see as a threat to internet anonymity and freedom of speech.
#22 Posted by DrSpaceman (172 posts) -

I'm going to say that its CIA or something saying they're "Anonymous". Real easy to make those photos up.

#23 Posted by N7 (3583 posts) -

I thought I knew everything about the internet. Turns out, I don't know anything.

#24 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

@DrSpaceman said:

I'm going to say that its CIA or something saying they're "Anonymous". Real easy to make those photos up.

I have a feeling most of Iran is hopping onboard that conspiracy train.

#25 Posted by shinigami420 (640 posts) -
#26 Posted by Monte (229 posts) -

Fuck Iran... yeah I said it.

#27 Posted by DrSpaceman (172 posts) -

@Commando said:

World War 3?

Also, Anonymous has hackers? I know they used to 10 years ago, but now I thought they were just a bunch of 12 year old kids/40 year old men obsessed with child porn.

That's the beauty of Anonymous. Anybody can represent them, it's whether or not other people want to follow and represent it with them.

Anyone who thinks Anonymous is a definable group of people is just not paying attention.

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#28 Posted by Dagbiker (6966 posts) -

So we attack china because they hacked us, and china and Iran team up to attack us because anonymous hacked them.

#29 Posted by KuribosShoe (640 posts) -

they did it FOR THE LULZ

#30 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

Alright, I don't follow the news. What election's anniversary is it and why is that a big deal?

#31 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

"International Hackers-FUCK YEAH"

#32 Edited by ChristianCastillo (1178 posts) -
@KuribosShoe said:

they did it FOR THE LULZ

wrong group -.-
#33 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

@Ygg said:

@Twitchey said:
@jking47: How will they hack with no hands?
#34 Posted by Liber (648 posts) -

I don't know if you guys heard , but I Iran is going to cut itself from the World Wide Web and isolate its citizens in an internal Iran network.

Freedom of speech is one of Anonymous ideals , and Iran government totally violates that right.

#35 Posted by Grilledcheez (3947 posts) -

@Infininja said:

Alright, I don't follow the news. What election's anniversary is it and why is that a big deal?

I'm guessing it's the anniversary of the rigged Iranian election which led to huge protests in the country.

#36 Posted by KuribosShoe (640 posts) -

@ChristianCastillo said:

@KuribosShoe said:

they did it FOR THE LULZ

wrong group -.-

there's like, not a group man, it's not, like, you know, an organization, man, it's, like, a philosophy maaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

#37 Posted by theveej (826 posts) -

WOW good job Anonymous, really good job.

As an Iranian I'm all for this, you people do not understand how oppressive and fucked up the country is..... Last week security forces beatdown the family of 70+ year old recently deceased political activist (who also died due to terrible treatment in prison and beatdowns) DURING HIS FUNERAL where the daughter of the deceased man was beat down to death while holding a picture of his father.

Anything that fucks with this government is A Okay with me and the majority of the Iranian people who are stuck in an oppressive regime who kills its own citizen and whose leaders have no sense of patriotism or dignity...... oh yah and the economy is beyond fucked

WOOOT go Anonymous!!!!

#38 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

The world is going to end.

#39 Posted by CookieMonster (2416 posts) -
@DrSpaceman said:

@Jasta said:

Who the hell thought it would be a good idea to fuck with Iran?

Iran needs to be fucked with, it's about time they said hello to the 21st century

Considering they could have nuclear weapons, and they could assume that this is the West's doing, I don't think it would be a good idea to fuck with them.
#40 Posted by Vinny_Says (5700 posts) -
@theveej said:

WOW good job Anonymous, really good job.

As an Iranian I'm all for this, you people do not understand how oppressive and fucked up the country is..... Last week security forces beatdown the family of 70+ year old recently deceased political activist (who also died due to terrible treatment in prison and beatdowns) DURING HIS FUNERAL where the daughter of the deceased man was beat down to death while holding a picture of his father.

Anything that fucks with this government is A Okay with me and the majority of the Iranian people who are stuck in an oppressive regime who kills its own citizen and whose leaders have no sense of patriotism or dignity...... oh yah and the economy is beyond fucked

WOOOT go Anonymous!!!!

Seems like the Iranian people need to take up arms and have a good old revolution, your Arab friends are doing it, why not you?
#41 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

@Twitchey said:

@jking47: How will they hack with no hands?

USB-Motherfucking-Prostheses.

#42 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

This isn't really what Anonymous is for, but this is still pretty bad ass.

#43 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -

@K9: It's hacktivism they're probably going after Iran because of their draconian crackdown on free speech, especially on the internet.

#44 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3068 posts) -

If anonymous internet hackers manage to start World War 3, admit it, it's going to be fucking hilarious.

#45 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -
@Twitchey: Right, because it was Iran that organized 9/11.
#46 Posted by beej (1674 posts) -
@buzz_killington: Well all them A-rab types are the same aren't they?
#47 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

What an incredibly lame group of people hackers are.

#48 Posted by blueduck (964 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:
What an incredibly lame group of people hackers are.
what makes you say that?
#49 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -
@beej: How could I be so ignorant? Forgive me. Obama better bomb that shithole if he wants a second term.
#50 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -
@blueduck said:
@JasonR86 said:
What an incredibly lame group of people hackers are.
what makes you say that?
It seems like a waste of intelligence and effort.  They have to be smart to do what they do and get away with it.  I'm sure it takes a lot of effort to do all this as well.  But it is such a useless endeavor that will cause more harm and chaos then anything else.  That has to be what they want but I find that to be a waste and a shame.  As much as I can't stand them when they ruin things like the PSN for everyone else I also feel sorry for them that they have whittled their lives down to this pitiful existence.