The homepage of the microblogging service Twitter was briefly compromised by a group or individual calling itself or himself the Iranian Cyber Army in the early hours (GMT) of Friday, December 18. Normal service was restored within a hour.
The same individual or group had hacked the homepage of the opposition news site Mowjeh Sabzeh Azadi two days ago as mentioned on this blog yesterday. The news site created alternate homepage URLs and continues to post news articles. As of this writing, Mowjeh Sabzeh Azadi’s usual homepage is still hacked.
Visitors to Twitter were greeted with a defaced homepage proclaiming, ‘This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army,’ followed by a gmail address.