Town's Website Hacked With Iranian Flag
The official Hillsboro Beach site
The Sun-Sentinel reports that the image appeared last week and after the town was able to remove the image, it popped back up over the weekend. A spokesperson with the Department of Homeland Security said the agency hadn't reviewed the hacking incidents.
This isn't the first time a U.S.-based website has been hacked with an Iranian message. Inside see more.
Back in 2009, the Twitter site was hit by something calling itself the "Iranian Cyber Army." There was an apparent reason for that -- Twitter of course was used as key communications tool by the election protesters in Iran and the U.S. government helped make sure that social network was kept available to them.
Here's the message that was left by the hackers on the Twitter site:
THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don't, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To....
NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST ;)
This was supposedly the beginning of a cyber war between Iran and the United States. "In a web war, Iran has demonstrated that almost nobody is immune, the battlefield is level and it is not afraid to fire the first big shots in full view of the entire world," opined the website TechCrunch.
But Hillsboro Beach? We're talking about a town of under 2,500 people. It's a place where pub owners are elected to the commission and the biggest issue is how much sand they're going to put on the beach.
That might make you think this is the work of pranksters. Or is it practice shooting?
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