Pro-Iran regime hackers deface school’s site

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hackers defaced the home page of the Ore- gon University System, posting a caustic message telling President Barack Obama to mind his own business and stop talking about the disputed Iranian election.

Attempts to access the university system’s Web site were automatically redirected to another page, where readers viewed a message said to be from Iran that asserted there was no cheating in the election. That message was up for 90 minutes before university system technicians intervened Wednesday morning.

The hackers apparently took advantage of third-party software that had not been properly updated, university system spokeswoman Diane Saunders said. Hackers frequently attack the system’s computers, but technicians usually beat back their efforts, she said.

The text calls on Obama to focus on the economic crisis instead of commenting on the Iranian election. The message also makes derogatory comments about Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.

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