Radio Farda Journalists Under Cyber Attack
Radio Farda, part of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has
reported that many of its journalists have been under cyber attack. The
suspected culprit is Iran.
President Kevin Klose said, “These attacks against our Radio Farda journalists
are unlawful and show the lengths to which the Iranian regime will go to
prevent a free and independent press.” He added, “We are undeterred as they
continue their attempts to intimidate our journalists, and we will continue to
report the news.”
Editor in Chief Niusha Boghrati agreed, “We believe this is the work of Iranian
security agents. Although we can’t prove it, it is in line with their goal of
undermining Radio Farda. And of course it won’t work.”
have included hacking the Radio Farda Facebook page, creating false and
embarrassing fake Facebook pages of select Radio Farda journalists and the
attempted delivery of Trojan horse computer viruses to RF journalists’
computers to take over the computers or install monitoring malware for stealing
said in a release that it thinks the attacks are timed to intimidate
journalists ahead of Iranian presidential elections in June.
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