Hacker Group Anonymous Steals More Than 10,000 Emails From Government of Iran

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Here a file for download containing more than 10,000 emails lifted from the government of Iran by the hacker group Anonymous. They also took down the website for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, grabbing control of the servers in the process. "It's near the election's anniversary. We had to do something," one of the hackers, an Iranian, told The Next Web.

Anonymous proved their control over the Iranian websites by sending emails to media from the conquered servers. The group reportedly has a large-scale online attack planned for the actual anniversary targeting the Iranian government.

Here's a graphic circulating addressed to "the noble people of Iran." It reads, "They can't kill your freedom. Know that we support you. Know that you are not alone."

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[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]



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