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Iranian News Agency Targeted By US Sanction Resorts To Hacking To Get Domain Back

Published: January 29, 2020
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Source: radio farda

The .com domain of Iran's Fars News Agency affiliated with the Revolutionary Guard was blocked due to U.S. Treasury Department sanctions on January 25.

Fars said it had received an email from the server company informing it that the blockage was due to an order by Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

However, an official of a company owned by Iran's Ministry of Telecommunications admitted Saturday that the company has restored the .com domain of Fars News Agency by resorting to DNS spoofing or hacking in simple terms. This is the first time in Iran's Internet history that the regime has admitted DNS spoofing, experts say.

The admission to spoofing, also known as DNS cache poisoningcame on Saturday in a tweet by Sajad Bonabi, a member of the Board of Directors of Telecommunications Infrastructures Company owned by the Telecommunication Ministry.

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