Hackers from Iran have reportedly hacked into the website of a little-known US government agency on Saturday. After successful hacking into the U.S website, they posted messages vowing to revenge the killing of their commander, Qasem Soleimani.
The website of the Federal Depository Library Program was replaced with a page titled “Iranian Hackers!” that displayed images of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian flag.
“Martyrdom was (Soleimani’s)… reward for years of implacable efforts” read a graphic depicting US President Donald Trump being punched by a first emanating from Iran as missiles fly by.
“With his departure and with God’s power, his work and path will not cease and severe revenge awaits those criminals who have tainted their filthy hands with his blood and blood of the other martyrs,” it said.
The image above appeared on fdlp.gov on Saturday before the website was taken offline.
“This is only small part of Iran’s cyber ability !” another caption on the page read in white text on a black background.
The killing of Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq early Friday brought a furious vow of revenge from Tehran.
The hackers in their message made reference to the death of Qassem Soleimani, and depicted President Donald Trump being beaten by a fist with the Revolutionary Guard insignia.
Trump has said Soleimani was planning an “imminent” attack on US personnel in Baghdad.
The president has warned that Washington is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit the “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets.
The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) is a United States government program created to make government’s publications available to the public at no cost.