Michael Jackson fans hack Iranian president's website


Michael Jackson fans hack Iranian president's website

Aadrita Mukerji

Hackers attacked the website of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday, redirecting visitors to a plea to God from a Michael Jackson fan.

The message named several celebrities who had passed away last year and asked God to also take the Iranian president and revolutionary leader Ayatolla Khameni in the coming months.

It read, "Dear God, In 2009 you took my favourite singer-Michael Jackson, my favourite actress-Farrah Fawcett, my favourite actor-Patrick Swayze, my favourite voice-Neda. Please, please, don't forget my favourite politician-Ahmadinejad and my favourite dictator-Khamenei in the year 2010. Thank you."

The news follows the cross-site scripting attack on Spain's EU website, which replaced images of prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero with pictures of comic character Mr Bean.

Ahmadinejad's website has been taken offline following the hack.

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