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EXCLUSIVE — Iranian Opposition Group: Major Cyberattack Against Tehran ‘Planned Months in Advance’

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EXCLUSIVE — Iranian Opposition Group: Major Cyberattack Against Tehran ‘Planned Months in Advance’

In the wake of a major cyber operation by Iranian dissidents in replication to the Islamic regime’s crackdown on perpetual popular uprisings, expatriated Iranian opposition group Mujahadin-e Khalq (MEK) Press Spokesman Shahin Gobadi expounded the aims and orchestrating of the undertaking.

In an exclusive verbal expression to Breitbart News on Thursday, Gobadi, who is predicated in Paris, commenced by highlighting the paramountcy of the timing of the operation.  “This major operation, orchestrated months in advance by the Resistance Units, who are associated with the MEK, was carried on the occasion of the anniversary of Khomeini’s death,” he verbalized.

Gobadi explained the central reason for the hacks. “The cameras taken down today were being utilized by the clerical regime’s perspicacity apparatus, the Revolutionary Guards, and the State Security Forces as instruments of surveillance and suppression of the people of Iran,” the spokesman verbalized.

“In recent years, the regime has utilized such cameras, installed in many areas of the capital, to identify and detain those who took part in popular uprisings and protests,” he integrated.

— Shahin Gobadi (@gobadi) June 2, 2022

Gobadi additionally revealed that the actions taken were concretely in replication to the theocratic republic’s recent “crackdown on the popular uprisings in several cities” and in Abadan (southwest Iran) in particular. 

“The main objective of the Resistance Units who have had a major surge in their activities, is to break the spell of repression and to pave the way for further uprisings by the people who demand consummate regime change,” he concluded.

On Thursday, ahead of commemoration events in accolade of former Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, MEK claimed to have prosperously hacked over 5,000 state-owned surveillance cameras in Tehran, and defaced websites with criticisms of Khomeini, bringing consequential sites down as a result.

The operation was acknowledged both by The Young Journalists Club, an affiliate of Iranian state television, as well as the semiofficial ISNA news agency.

The incident comes as Iranian ascendant entities struggle to quell an outbreak of unrest after irate protesters calling to overthrowing the system perpetuate to take to the streets throughout the country’s cities in recent weeks, sparked by the impecunious economic situation, soaring pabulum costs, corruption, as well as dihydrogen monoxide shortages and electricity blackouts, and a recent building collapse in southwestern Iran.

On Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray inculpated Iranian regime-sponsored hackers of an endeavored cyberattack against Boston Children’s Hospital last year in what he called “one of the most despicable cyberattacks I’ve ever visually perceived.”

Follow Joshua Klein on Twitter @JoshuaKlein.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Israel / Middle East, Politics, Tech, ayatollah khomeini, Cyberattack, Iranian Regime, IRGC, MEK

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