Iranian websites hacked after Mahsa Amini’s death

Multiple government and state-affiliated media websites in Iran were taken down after a Twitter account connected to the ‘Anonymous’ hacking collective claimed to have conducted cyberattacks on them in support of protests following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini.

The attacks appear to have targeted the Iranian government’s two main websites. One is the government’s ‘smart services’ website, which provides a variety of online services, while the other one is dedicated to publishing government news and interviews with officials.

‘All databases have been deleted’, a social media linked to Anonymous claimed. The Iranian government has yet to issue an official response to the attacks.