DOJ charges two pro-Iranian hackers for targeting US websites as retaliation for Soleimani death

The Justice Department charged two computer hackers who are accused of targeting hundreds of websites worldwide to deface them with pro-Iranian messaging, in part as retaliation for the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in January.

Behzad Mohammadzadeh, a 19-year-old Iranian national who goes by “Mrb3hz4d” online, and Marwan Abusrour, a 25-years-old stateless national of the Palestinian Authority who uses “Mrwn007” as his name online, were charged on Tuesday with one count of conspiring to commit intentional damage to a protected computer, which could result in up to five years in prison, and another count of intentionally damaging a protected computer, which could result in as many as 10
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