Members of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran have hacked into 29 websites run by the opposition, according to the Fars News Agency. “The hacked websites acted against Iran’s national security under the cover of human rights activities,” the report said.
The hacked websites were disclosed in a statement released on a Revolutionary Guards website. Following the allegedly fraudulent elections last summer, members of the opposition movement in Iran utilized the Internet to coordinate protest actions.
One of the hacked websites belonged to the Human Rights Activists in Iran. The Fars report claimed that the opposition websites were “affiliated with the U.S. espionage network.”
The effort also included the arrest of approximately 30 individuals.