Fars News Agency
15 March 2010
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran announced that it has arrested 30 individuals on
charges of waging a US-backed cyber war against the country.
A statement issued by Tehran's Public and Revolutionary Court on
Saturday said that following a series of complicated security operations
in area of information and communication technology, the country's
security forces have identified the most important US-backed organized
networks of cyber war launched by the anti-revolutionary groups and
arrested 30 suspects.
The statement added that the networks received US aids and served
Washington through such anti-revolutionary groups as the Mojahedin-e
Khalq Organization (MKO), monarchist groups and a number of other
It further said that Washington provided such anti-Islamic Republic
groups and networks with 70 million US-made anti-filtering softwares
only during the recent demonstrations in Tehran in a bid to help them
wage a psychological war against the Iranian nation and government.
According to the statement, some of the charges leveled against these
US-backed networks include establishment of an intelligence gathering
network, specially to identify the country's nuclear scientists,
provoking sedition and illegal demonstrations and rallies through
releasing unreal and unfounded news and reports after the June
presidential elections in the country and providing media and news
support for the Jundollah terrorist group and the monarchist opposition
In November 2009, Iran's Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail
Ahmadi-Moqaddam said the force plans to set up a 'cyber police' division
to counter 'internet crimes'.
Ahmadi-Moqaddam said the unit would be tasked with monitoring organized
cyber crimes on the internet.
Register now for HITBSecConf2010 - Dubai, the premier
deep-knowledge network security event in the GCC,
featuring keynote speakers John Viega and Matt Watchinski!