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Cybercrime: Hackers interrupt Iranian President Raisi’s live broadcast

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Broadcasting Live Saturday, February 11, 2023 Photo: New York Post

*Cybercriminals, Saturday, February 11, hack into Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s live speech marking the 44th Anniversary of the country’s revolution

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

Hackers broke into the online broadcast of the Iranian president’s speech Saturday, February 11, 2023, as the leader warned the country’s “deceived youth” to repent.

President Ebrahim Raisi, who was marking the 44th Anniversary of the Iranian revolution, claimed Iran’s younger generation would be pardoned by Iran’s supreme leader if they showed remorse.


Many of the Iranian youths  have been protesting over the country’s hardline ways for months, reports New York Post.

How hackers disrupted the President’s virtual address

During the online broadcast of the live address from Tehran’s Azadi Square, however, report said that the logo of an anti-Iranian government group called “Edalat Ali” appeared and a voice called out: “Death to the Islamic Republic.”

Protests have erupted across Iran since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini September 2022, after she was taken into custody by the country’s morality Police. The government has also cracked down hard on the protesters, according to report.

However, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued an amnesty, covering many prisoners, including some arrested in recent anti-government protests.

It was gathered on the eve of the anniversary Friday night, state media showed fireworks as part of government-sponsored celebrations.

People chanted “Allahu Akbar!’ or “God is Greatest!”

But many could also be heard shouting “Death to the dictator!” and “Death to the Islamic Republic” on videos posted on social media.

Raisi said in his speech, referring to the protesters’ signature slogan, that “people have realised that the enemy’s problem is not woman, life, or freedom.

“Rather, they want to take our independence.”

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