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Facebook page of Iran’s Foreign Minister reportedly hacked

Facebook page of Iran’s Foreign Minister reportedly hacked

The Facebook page of Iran’s Foreign Minister was reportedly hacked, according to the Associated Press.  Details of what exactly was posted and how the account was accessed weren’t immediately clear, but reports indicate the message was a comment about Iran’s 2009 election.

From the Associated Press:

The report Saturday by Fars quotes Marzieh Afkham, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, saying Mohammad Javad Zarif’s Facebook page had been hacked.

Fars said hackers wrote comments about the controversial 2009 re-election of former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that led to a massive crackdown on the country’s opposition.

Fars did not elaborate and the posts could not be accessed Saturday. A later post attributed to Zarif on the Facebook page said the account was “illegally accessed.” The post said he may close the Facebook page if it happens again.

As the AP notes, Zarif has had a Facebook page since 2009, despite the fact that authorities in Iran have blocked the service for most of the general public.  Other members of the newly elected Rouhani administration are also said to have recently joined Facebook (though Twitter has been a bit more of a confusing topic of late).


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It was probably those evil fascists at NSA. Give them an inch and they think they’re a ruler. We need to defund the NSA.