Baku, Azerbaijan, May 28
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
An anonymous hacking group continues attacks on Iran's official websites, the country's Ghanoon newspaper reported May 28.
The group hacked websites of Iran's culture ministry, the legal deputy of the judiciary, as well as the interpreting administration of the judiciary on May 27, according to the report.
The websites were recovered later, suffering "no damages", Iranian media outlets reported citing officials.
The attacks against Iranian official websites started May 25, as the group which calls itself DAES hacked the website of the Statistical Center of Iran sending the website down for a short time, and posting a message of its own on the main page.
Iranian media outlets reported that the hackers were "outside of Iran", but little was known about them.
There were speculations that the hacker group is linked to Saudi Arabia. The DAES, which has officially claimed responsibility for the cyber attacks, wrote on the main page of the hacked websites that it is not linked with the "Islamic State" terrorists group, aka Daesh, and is only "one Sunni Muslim."
As DAES sounds like Daesh, it could be mixed up with the Arabic name of the "Islamic State" terrorist group.
Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported May 26 that two Saudi statistical websites were hacked just a day after Iran's statistics center was hacked, which raised the speculation in some Iranian media that a Saudi-Iranian cyber war is already going on.