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Bahrain blames hack attack on Iran

May 1, 2011 at 11:24 PM   |   Comments

MANAMA, Bahrain, May 1 (UPI) -- Officials in Bahrain say Iranian hackers festooned the Housing Ministry Web site with anti-government slogans.

Similar attacks have been launched against the Philippines Embassy in Bahrain and several publications, Gulf Daily News reported, saying it had been one of the victims. Housing officials said the security breach of its Web site had not resulted in the theft of any personal information of housing applicants.

Hackers, believed to have ties to Iran, placed an image of a hand covered in blood, a corpse and a soldier moving away with a U.S. flag in back of it. The image was surrounded by anti-government messages.

Bahrain hosts the U.S. Fifth Fleet.

A Housing Ministry official said the agency plans to move its servers from a U.S. Web host to Bahrain.

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