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Iran State TV Says Exiled Dissidents Hacked Live Broadcasts

  • Hackers showed images of leaders of exiled opposition group
  • Investigation underway to find cause of ‘elaborate’ attack
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Television channels and a radio station run by Iran’s state broadcaster were briefly hacked in a complex attack by an exiled opposition group Thursday, according to a senior official at the network.

Reza Alidadi, deputy head of technical affairs for Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting -- which has a monopoly on all broadcast services in Iran -- told state TV that the Albania-based People’s Mujahedin of Iran was behind the “extremely elaborate” hack and an investigation was underway.