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Friday morning the ministry's home page had been replaced by the following, which stated: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