Teen hacker indicted for defacing at least 51 websites with pro-Iran propaganda | The Verge

acastro_200915_1777_hacking_0001.0 Teen hacker indicted for defacing at least 51 websites with pro-Iran propaganda | The Verge

Two hackers, one an Iranian teenager, have been indicted for allegedly vandalizing at least 51 websites with pro-Iran sentiments. The unsophisticated attacks were, essentially, a hacktivist response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani — one of Iran’s most important military operatives — by US forces in January.

The people named in the indictment, made by a federal grand jury, are Behzad Mohammadzadeh, who is “believed to be approximately 19,” according to the indictment, and Marwan Abusrour, whose age is not given in the documents. The two are charged with conspiracy to commit intentional damage to a protected computer and two counts of committing intentional damage to a protected computer.

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