The cynic in me thinks this is a good way of flushing out Iranian cyber capabilities. I’m not thinking of simple website defacement, more like the shutting down of the power grid…:
[…] As of the writing of this article, no official cyber response has been reported as originating from a known and established Iranian government-backed hacking group.
However, we’ve seen some low-level cyber-attacks over the weekend, in the form of website defacements. Defacements have been confirmed on around 20 websites.
One official government website, the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) portal, was also hit. According to an analysis of the hack, the FDLP portal was running an outdated Joomla install, which is most likely how the hackers executed the defacement.
In case you don’t know, the Federal Depository Library Program is a network of libraries where copies of all US Govt publications (print and digital) are kept as a means of giving the American public free access. https://t.co/USGDXvVEM0 https://t.co/telnYboq6h
— InfoSecSherpa (@InfoSecSherpa) January 5, 2020