Reports are coming in that Twitter had been hacked with a message from a supposed group called the “Iranian Cyber Army”, with Twitter admitting that their DNS records were compromised – allowing the group to deface the site with the following message:
IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey (sic) Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian People To ….
NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST
TechCrunch is also reporting that the same defacement appears on another site, Mowjcamp.com. The attack looks like to be similar to the Twitter defacement, where its DNS records were compromised. A quick search on Google appears to show the website is affiliated with the anti-government protestors after the elections in June.
This appears to be a common link with Twitter and Mowjcamp.com being taken down – as Twitter was instrumental in the coverage of the Iranian protests, with news outlets like CNN and MSNBC using the microblogging site to report on the protests.
Mowjcamp.com has now redirected themselves to another domain and have asked users to use the IP address directly or the other domain; while Twitter remains up.