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Iranian exiles claim to have hacked Tehran’s surveillance cameras

Illustrative: A sandstorm covers Tehran, Iran, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Illustrative: A sandstorm covers Tehran, Iran, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Government-run surveillance cameras around Iran’s capital are reportedly “disrupted,” while an exile group claims it hacked into over 5,000 cameras around Tehran ahead of commemoration of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic.

The Young Journalists Club, an affiliate of Iranian state television, acknowledges the disruption on Twitter after the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq claims it penetrated the cameras, including around the mausoleum of the late Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The website for Tehran’s municipality also went down, as well as “communication systems” used by the city, the report says.

The semiofficial ISNA news agency quotes Tehran’s municipality as acknowledging the hack.

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq releases a video clip it claims shows the municipality website and others defaced with a graphic that criticized the “anti-human Khomeini.” It also includes an image of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a red “X” over his face, as well as images of MEK leaders Massoud Rajavi and his wife, Maryam Rajavi, while calling for an “uprising until overthrow.”

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