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Iran accuses CNN of training hackers to launch DDOS attacks

"Iran's foreign ministry spokesman accused the cable network CNN of "officially" training people to "hack government and foreign ministry" websites on Monday, citing a CNN.com article that explained how hackers were launching distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks on Iranian government sites.

"They officially trained the people to come and hack Iran's government websites," spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said during a press conference, according to CNN.com. "This is a cyber war. This, with, isn't it a cyber war of the media with an independent government? They asked people to use the DOS system to hack our websites.""

The rumor is Larry King is CNN's leading shellcoder, and Anderson Cooper is teaching millions to DDOS using RSnake's Slowloris tool. Seriously Iran?

Read more: http://www.mxlogic.com/securitynews/web-security/iran-accuses-cnn-of-training-hackers813.cfm
CNN's response: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/22/cnn.iran.claim/index.html


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