By: Dylan Kemp
The fallout from Trump’s recent attack on Iran has seemed to have begun. On Saturday evening, Jan 4, the homepage for the U.S. Federal Depository Library Program was briefly defaced to show a pro-Iranian message and an image of a bloodied Donald Trump punched in the face.
A line at the bottom read: “Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers. This is only small part of Iran’s cyber ability! We’re always ready.”
News sources could not confirm who was responsible. According to CBS News, experts who track cyber activity were not aware of a group called Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers, and their affiliation with Iran could not be confirmed.
A spokesperson for the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, acknowledged the hack.
“We are aware the website of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was defaced with pro-Iranian, anti-US messaging. At this time, there is no confirmation that this was the action of Iranian state-sponsored actors. The website was taken offline and is no longer accessible. CISA is monitoring the situation with FDLP and our federal partners.”
The hack comes two days after Trump ordered the bombing which killed a top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani. Iran pledged to retaliate against the U.S., and the Department of Homeland Security has cited the cyber-attack on Saturday as having “no credible threat.”