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Charlie Hebdo Website Hacked After Cartoons Insulting Islamist Iranian Regime

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The website for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo was reportedly hacked in the wake of publishing lewd cartoons mocking the Islamist regime in Iran.

Almost exactly eight years to the day after the Islamist terror attack that claimed the lives of twelve Charlie Hebdo employees, the French magazine allegedly suffered a cyber attack after it released more cartoons mocking Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamist regime in Tehran’s treatment of women.

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation into the hack of the website on Thursday, telling the AFP: “An investigation was opened today of managers of fraudulent access to an automated data processing system.”

The investigation will also look into fraudulent maintenance, fraudulent data modification, fraudulent data extraction, and the obstruction of operating the site, the prosecutor’s office added.

Speaking to the news agency, a source close to the case also said that there was an “attack on the commercial website and a disfigurement of the home page”.

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