Iran (news now) – 11/02/2022. 21:05
“Death to Khamenei” .. a slogan repeated in the largest mall in Iran during an electronic hack
- No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack on the sound system of Bazaar Reza
- Yazar Al-Reza includes about 1,711 commercial units
Yesterday evening, the “sound system” in the largest shopping center in the city of Mashhad, northeastern Iran, was hacked.
The sound system in the Bazaar Reza Mall in Mashhad broadcast slogans: “Death to Khamenei” and “Curse to Khomeini”, phrases that are considered taboo and are held accountable by law in Iran.
According to local media reports, the aim of the hacking operation was not only to prove an electronic achievement, but rather to make the Iranian people hear voices and slogans against the leader, Ali Khamenei and his late predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini.
Cyber attacks have been targeting the regime in Iran for some time by its opponents abroad, coinciding with the forty-third anniversary of the victory of the so-called revolution in 1979.
Then the (official) Radio and Television Corporation quickly published a statement confirming that “the sound system in Bazaar al-Rida in Mashhad was hacked for several moments,” in order to cover up its failure to control electronic attacks.
The Reza Bazaar, which was established during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in 1976, is the largest commercial market in Mashhad, which is the second largest Iranian city after the capital, Tehran.
The city of Mashhad, and this market in particular, is attended by many residents of Mashhad, as well as foreign tourists who visit the city to visit the shrine of Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha, the eighth imam of the Shiite community.
This two-storey commercial complex includes about 1,711 commercial units, and it has preserved its traditional structures despite the passage of more than 40 years since the victory of the Iranian Revolution.
It was built by the famous architect, Dariush Purpur, within eleven months.
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack on the sound system of Bazaar Reza in Mashhad.
Cyber-attacks against government institutions have increased. Last Monday, the electronic system of surveillance cameras in the “Qezel Hesar” prison in Karaj, west of the capital, Tehran, fell into the hands of the opposition “Adala Ali” group, which managed to obtain important documents for the prisoners.
Ghezel Hesar prison is the largest prison in the world Iran It is one of the largest prisons in the Middle East and can accommodate 22,000 detainees, according to Iranian reports.
On the same day, the state TV announced that the TV broadcasting platform of the Radio and Television Corporation had been hacked
It is the same platform that was targeted in a similar incident on February 1, by the same opposition group.
The platform “Tlopion”, which handles the process of accessing, watching or downloading the live broadcasts and archives of 30 TV channels, was hacked, and the Iranian opposition group Adalah Ali abroad said it was able to block this platform via the Internet.