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Iranian Cyber Army

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Iranian Cyber Army

Iranian Cyber Army is an Iranian computer hacker group. Iranian Cyber Army is thought to be connected to Iranian government, although it is not officially recognized as an entity by the government yet.[1] In a message, they have pledged loyalty to Supreme Leader of Iran.[2]

According to Tehran Bureau, plan for the formation of an Iranian Cyber Army was raised in the Revolutionary Guards in 2005. The group claimed responsibility for several attacks conducted over the Internet since 2009, most notably attacks against Baidu and Twitter.[3] The attack against Baidu resulted in the so-called Sino-Iranian Hacker War.

In 2012, a group self-identified as "Parastoo" (Persian: پرستو‎‎; swallow) hacked International Atomic Energy Agency's servers. Iranian Cyber Army is suspected to be behind the attack.[4]

In 2013, a Revolutionary Guards general stated that Iran has “the 4th biggest cyber power among the world’s cyber armies.” The claim was acknowledged by Israeli think tank Institute for National Security Studies.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Lukich, Alex (July 12, 2011). "The Iranian Cyber Army".  
  2. ^ Arthur, Charles (December 18, 2009). "Twitter hack by 'Iranian Cyber Army' is really just misdirection".  
  3. ^ Rezvaniyeh, Farvartish (February 26, 2010). "Pulling the Strings of the Net: Iran's Cyber Army".  
  4. ^ Lake, Eli (May 12, 2012). "Did Iran’s Cyber-Army Hack Into the IAEA’s computers?".  
  5. ^ "Israeli Think Tank Acknowledges Iran as Major Cyber Power, Iran Claims its 4th Biggest Cyber Army in World". Hack Read. October 18, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2015. 
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