A Federal Depository Library Program (FDPL) website's front page briefly showed an image of the U.S. leader getting smacked in the face along with a vow to avenge the killing of a top Iranian general before it went offline. This is only small part of Iran's cyber ability!
A USA government spokesman for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency claimed the website was taken offline soon after the image was posted.
The message said that "martyrdom was (Suleimani's)... reward for years of implacable efforts".
"We are aware the website of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was defaced with pro-Iranian, anti-US messaging".
Although the website is back to normal, CBSNews reports that the spokesperson for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, confirmed the hack by the pro-Iranian group. The website has now been taken down and the images have been removed by the US.
Iran's state television reported Sunday that it will no longer abide by the limits of the deal, which restricted nuclear development in exchange for the easing of crippling economic sanctions.
The Federal Depository Library at www.fdlp.gov was offline as of Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 1500 local time in the Midwestern U.S. The website home page showed a message that said, "ERROR 521: Web Server is Down".
Tensions in the region have since reached fever-pitch, a number of co-ordinated attacks being made on the US Embassy in Baghdad and military bases where US forces are based.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the U.S. must wait for "repercussions" for crossing the "red line.' The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF, the officials said". Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a USA airstrike ordered by President Trump. "In strong condemnation, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif called the act, orchestrated by Trump, as 'international terrorism" and 'foolish escalation'.
Mr Trump tweeted: "Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain United States of America assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently...hundreds of Iranian protesters".
Trump, on the other hand, has shrugged the threats from Iran and said that "The US wants no more threats" and that Iran "will be hit very hard".
In a saber-rattling tweet that defended Friday's USA drone strike assassination of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, Trump said 52 represents the number of Americans held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran for more than a year starting in late 1979.