Hackers Linked To Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq Claim Attack On 'Call Of Duty' Video Game Servers In Retaliation For Fictionalized Depiction Of Qassim Soleimani; Game Servers Around World Disrupted

October 27, 2022

On October 25, 2022, an Iraqi hacking group linked to Iran-backed militias claimed responsibility for a DDOS attack that allegedly disrupted the servers of the "Call of Duty" video game in retaliation for the fictionalized depiction in the game of the killing of the former IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani.

"Breaking: A cyber-attack takes down Call Of Duty and suspends the game servers around the world," said a post a Telegram channel affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq, sharing a poster featuring an image from the video game with a caption that reads: "We'll never forget."

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