#OpIran – Anonymous’ Cyber War Against the Islamic Republic

“As protests against the government murder of Mahsa Amini continue, Iranians facing police brutality on the streets and connectivity issues with the World Wide Web, have began to express hope in what Anonymous hacktivist group has called “Op Iran”. The collective group, who is widely known for their cyber attacks against major governmental institutions and corporations, vowed their support of the Iranian people in a video shared online on September 20th, launching what they call, “#OpIran”. In a video shared by the group, an altered voice says, “This was the last straw. The people are mobilized and the streets are filled with cries of freedom and the shouts of brave people. The Iranian people are not alone.”