Iraqi Hacking Group Linked To Iran-Backed Militias Claims It Disabled Jordan's Official Government Websites Over Participation In Intercepting Iranian Missiles Over Its Airspace

April 26, 2024

On April 17, 2024, the Fatemiyoun Electronic Team, an Iran-backed group of Iraqi hackers, claimed to have hacked websites of Jordanian ministries and official government bodies, basing their operation on Jordan's involvement in the interception of Iranian missiles during the April 14 Iranian attack on Israel.

In the aftermath of the Iran attack on Israel, the Iran-backed Iraqi Hizbullah Brigades published a statement on April 15 praising the attack against Israel and condemning neighboring countries which were involved in the interception of missiles and drones over their airspace. The statement stated that the rulers of Jordan "will bear a mark of shame forever for having participated in the interceptions."

On its Telegram channel, the team claimed that it had launched a cyberattack targeting cyber and information technology websites in Jordan, and shared email addresses of moderators in charge of the websites of Jordan's Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, and the University of Jordan.

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