Pro-Iranian Hackers Hijack Twitter, Opposition Site

By Kara Reeder | Dec 18, 2009 | Print this Page
BBC News reports that a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army hijacked Twitter and an Iranian opposition Web site. The hackers redirected traffic to non-Twitter servers and replaced Twitter's logos and text with their own imagery, according to The New York Times.

As we reported on our IT Business Edge site, the hackers posted a confused English message that read:

USA think they controlling and managing internet by their access, but they don't, we control and manage internet by our power.

Twitter founder Biz Stone admits:

Twitter's DNS records were temporarily compromised but have now been fixed.

The opposition Web site,, remains disrupted.