MEK Iran: Iranian regime’s failed but desperate attempts to silence its opposition
During the evening of Sunday 10th August, the Iranian regime’s cyber army initiated relentless attacks on the official website of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The (PMOI / MEK Iran), the main opposition to the Iranian regime, is the biggest threat to the regime’s survival and has the support of both the people of Iran and the international community.
Google said it took down 10 influence operation campaigns in Q2 2020. Look at #5. Youtube accounts against #MEK @Mojahedineng in Bosnian & Arabic. https://t.co/9B9slT0MdV via @ZDNet & @campuscodi @NCRIUS @statedeptspox @USAdarFarsi @AP @ReutersIran @AFP
— Ali Safavi (@amsafavi) August 6, 2020
Last month, the (PMOI / MEK Iran) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held the annual Free Iran global summit. It was a resounding success, as it has been in previous years, and a large number of political figures, politicians, former administration officials, religious leaders, and prominent human rights activists from around the world voiced their support for the people of Iran.
The Free Iran gathering with has previously been held near Paris, and in recent years at the home of the MEK in Albania (Ashraf 3), was held online this year because of the pandemic. Knowing that it would draw the attention of tens of thousands of people across the world, the Iranian regime tried its hardest to disrupt the event. But it failed and the event went ahead without a hitch.
The current cyberattacks on the (PMOI / MEK Iran)’s official website are continuing. They started at 11:50 p.m. on Sunday but are failing in their goal because they are being repulsed. Users have not had their access to the website disrupted.
#Iran’s regime violates the basic human rights of its own people. Today, there are over 800 prisoners of conscience. The regime targets journalists and restricts freedom of expression. Watch this video on the injustice of life under Iran’s outlaw regime. pic.twitter.com/D2hLiWLzgf
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 28, 2018
The regime is carrying out its cyber-attack by using a large number of IP addresses and servers to carry out a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack. This is an attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a network, server, or service. It attempts to overwhelm the target or the infrastructure that surrounds it with a huge amount of internet traffic. The regime’s attempts to stop people accessing the (PMOI / MEK Iran) website have not worked. The firewalls of the server were able to successfully repel the attempts.
The attempted cyberattacks on the Free Iran global summit last month were carried out with the same tactics.
The regime’s desperate attempts to disrupt the MEK show that it considers its opposition to being a credible threat. The regime is weakening in many areas, especially on the domestic front. The people of Iran have made it very clear that they want to see the regime collapse and during the last three major and widespread uprisings, the people have shown the regime that they will not be intimidated into silence.
With the help of the (PMOI / MEK Iran) and the NCRI, the people of Iran are pushing the regime closer and closer to collapse. The people of Iran, the youth, in particular, have shown that they will go to extraordinary lengths to secure a future that is free, democratic, and respectful of human rights. There are so many people across the country making their anger known and they are certainly going to be the force behind regime change.
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