The popular social networking and micro-blogging site Twitter was hacked by Iranian activists, a group called the “Iranian Cyber Army”, on Thursday night (December 17). Twitter was down for about an hour and some users reported that they would be redirected to a page with an image of a green flag under red text.
The text read, “Iranian Cyber Army/ This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army./ “U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But They Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To/NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA? WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST. Take Care.”
The group claims Twitter has interfered with internal affair of the country Iran. Twitter was used during the June presidential elections to organize marches. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, blogged, “As we tweeted a bit ago, Twitter’s DNS records were temporarily compromised tonight but have now been fixed. As some noticed, Twitter.com was redirected for a while but API and platform applications were working. We will update with more information and details once we’ve investigated more fully.”