Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance web site hacked following attack on Ahmadinejad's blog

(Updated, 9:30 AM GMT, Friday, 8 January 2010)

The web site of the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance was hacked in the late hours of Thursday, January 7, 2010.

The main titles on the home page were replaced with 'Hacked By DevilZ TM ... D3v1l Was Here !'

Friday morning the ministry's home page had been replaced by the following, which stated:

The electronic services of the Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry I.R.I. (NB Islamic Republic of Iran)
This site is temporarily not accessible because of maintenance. Please try again later.

This follows a sustained attack on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's personal blog,, which has been blocked for the past two days. A Google search for 'Iranian presidency' returns the following result which states:

Your Ip is blocked
The maximum number of your request has been reached, Please try again later...


  1. Quite a cyber battle raging in Iran since last June.

    An Iran military forum hosted inside Iran recently went down. I can't tell if it was shut down by the authorities, or if it was the victim of opposition hacking. The site included many photos and references to the SL, and overall was pro-IRI.

    Anyway, this is what it now looks like:

  2. try to hack in to basij computers and steal important data. if you manage to get important informations on: mmebers, strategy, equipment, political targets and so on those informations could be very powerfull for green movement -and the basij will be scared to use computers and will have less efective inforamtion system...

  3. Thanks as always to Mark for additional information and insight.