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Iranian Group Hacks VOA Persian Website

February 22, 2011

cybergraphic.jpgThe website of U.S.-funded broadcaster Voice of America Persian was attacked by an Iranian pro-government group, according to a correspondent for sister station Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. The main VOA site also appeared to have been hacked, as of 9:04 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, Nextgov.com reported.

"Website of VOA Persian Service was Hacked today by #Iran 's Cyber army #Iranelection," Golnaz Esfandiari wrote on the social media tool Twitter.

A VOA story said the incident may have been prompted by the U.S. State Department's recent Arabic- and Persian-language Twitter campaigns in support of pro-democracy opposition groups overseas. To read more, click here.

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