Hacking collective 'Anonymous' plans attack on Iranian govt website on revolution anniversary

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Tehran, Feb 11 (ANI): The hacking collective Anonymous is reportedly planning to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Iranian government websites today.

Anonymous "Operation Iran" is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. local time and is an online protest of what the group called in a press release "chains of oppression, tyranny and torture," CBS News reports.

The attack comes on the same day when demonstrations are due to be held in Iran to commemorate the 32nd anniversary of the revolution.

A YouTube video created by the group shows violent scenes of the Iranian Revolution and government oppression, with a voice over detailing Anonymous 'mission: "To the noble people of Iran: We know how great you are. You have been killed, jailed, tortured and silenced by the illegal regime which has hijacked your country for the past 32 years, and yet you still rose up last year against a force that you knew meant ill harm."

"They may kill one person every eight hours but they can't kill your fighting spirit, they can't kill your freedom. Know that we support you. Know that you are not alone. We are Anonymous, we are legion. We do not forgive, we do not forget. Expect us," the voice over added.

Yesterday, a participant in an Anonymous chat room using the screen name "arash" had posted a message on MiBBiT.com urging a similar kind of a government upheaval in Iran like in Tunisia and Egypt.

"They are the most uncivilized regime in the world, worst [sic] than north korea [sic] and all the Iranians hate them," arash wrote. (ANI)

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