After hacking Twitter and various Iranian websites and engaging in a cyber war with China, Iranian Cyber Army is said to be looking at the Revolutionary Guards for direction, according to a senior Revolutionary Guards Corps commander.
Fars news agency reports Ebrahim Jabbari, commander of the Ali Ebn-e Abi Taleb Guards in Qom, said Thursday the Revolutionary Guards has been successful in establishing a cyber army and “today, the cyber army of the Revolutionary Guards is the second-largest cyber army in the world.”
Jabbari also claimed the objective of the Iranian Cyber Army is “to prevent the destruction of Iran’s cultural and social system” and added the “cyber army of the Revolutionary Guards is a force to reckon with in this arena.”
The Iranian Cyber Army has not been officially claimed by any group. Last year, Defense Tech, a U.S. military and security organization announced the Iranian Cyber Army belongs to the Revolutionary Guards of Iran.