Following the killing of the Iranian military general Qasem Soleimani by United States forces earlier this year, at least 51 websites were defaced after being compromised. The content added to the defaced websites included statements such as “Down with America.” The attacks began on January 3rd, 2020 after officials announced the death of the general. The two hackers are identified as Behzad Mohammadzadeh (moniker: Mrb3hz4d) from Iran and Marwan Abusrour (moniker: Mrwn007) from Palestine. Though the indictment stated that 51 websites were defaced, primarily by Mohammadzadeh, a website used to index attacks by the hackers themselves lists over 1,100 websites that were targeted by the Iranian hacker. Abusrour was charged in a minor role, reportedly providing Mohammadzadeh with access to seven websites that were all defaced as part of the campaign.
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