Iranian hacker arrested for hacking U.S., Israeli websites

Photo: Iranian hacker arrested for hacking U.S., Israeli websites / Iran

Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 12 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

A professional Iranian hacker has been arrested in Iran after hacking into over 1,000 foreign websites, most of which were U.S. and Israeli, tabnak website reported.

Iran's South Khorasan province's cyber police head Colonel Gholamreza Hosseini said that the police successfully managed to detain the hacker responsible for attacks through Facebook.

The interrogation revealed that among the websites damaged by the hacker, was the website of Iran's National Television Network (IRIB).

During the interrogation, the captured hacker claimed he launched the attack on IRIB and other websites to express his support for the earthquake victims in Eastern Azerbaijan province of Iran.

Several days ago Iran's Varzegan city of country's East Azerbaijan province was shattered by the earthquake, that, according to the latest reports injured over 50 people. Most of the injured ones are school children.

Speaking of the other hacked websites, the detainee said he wanted to show the defensive weaknesses of Israeli and U.S. cyber world, and hacked them put of pure curiosity.

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