Iran's TV network claims the BBC hacked their website

The government of Iran has been the target of Internet hacking in the past. Some of those attacks have been sponsored by other governments, like the Stuxnet worm that was released in 2010 and went after Iran's nuclear research program. Now the state-run television network of Iran has accused another state-sponsored TV network of hacking into its website.

CBSNews.com reports that Iran's TV network believes the UK-based British Broadcasting Corporation changed the results of an online poll that dealt with the subject of Iran's nuclear program. The BBC's Persian service claimed that 63 percent of the people who participated in the poll said they would be in favor of stopping Iran's uranium enrichment program in order to lift the current economic sanctions that most of the world have placed against the country.

Iran's TV network claims that the BBC changed the results of the poll on their site and that only 24 percent of those who voted were actually in favor of halting the nuclear enrichment program. ZDNet.com says that a BBC statement denies any hacking efforts on their part, saying, "There is a significant audience within Iran which depends on BBC Persian to provide impartial and trusted news, and we are confident they are familiar with the state media's tactics."

Source: CBSNews.com

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I don't think Iran are after a nuke, if they did get one their history is a good record as they never initiated attack on anyone, even if they did I'm all for keeping well alone, its half way around the world and none of my concern

zikalify said,
I don't think Iran are after a nuke, if they did get one their history is a good record as they never initiated attack on anyone, even if they did I'm all for keeping well alone, its half way around the world and none of my concern

not directly no but they have and do sell weapons to all sorts for any reason as well as state sponsored terrorism

This is just back and forth propaganda, nobody is innocent because all countries have their own global agenda!

'True information' doesn't exist on both fronts and as a result articles like this can be posted.

Thanks for bringing it here OP, its good to see this and reflect on it without it turning into offensive material!

This accusation is absolutely moronic. Sales of tin foil must increase whenever Iranian politicians are in town.

Manchester UK, I am white and have ginger hair, I am an atheist, have no political persuasions and like a good drink - how any of this matters I have no idea though?

duddit2 said,
Manchester UK, I am white and have ginger hair, I am an atheist, have no political persuasions and like a good drink - how any of this matters I have no idea though?

Liar.

No true information, remember?

Get a grip.

duddit2 said,
Manchester UK, I am white and have ginger hair, I am an atheist, have no political persuasions and like a good drink - how any of this matters I have no idea though?

Okay , I dont know if you're lying or not ! but if you are Iranian and are saying these , its ok because like the other 40% of ppl you are also brain washed !
But if you have a different nationality I must say that I really feel sorry for you because you have closed your eyes and dont see anything !
I'm Iranian , I lived in that country for 26 years, you can not and you dont see the truth unless you lived there !

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2...-that-spurs-iran-sanctions/

"A report carried by the Reuters titled “Iranians feel the pain as West tightens sanctions” details the “financial and social woes” exacerbated by these sanctions in Iran and succeeds in faking a larger-than-life image of the woes the Iranian society encounters in the face of the sanctions. That the oil sanctions exercise a detrimental effect on the financial issues of the Iranian society is a bitter reality which shamefully strikes right in the face of Washington which is seen by pundits and laymen alike to be making herculean efforts to hamper the progress of the Islamic Republic by targeting and placing pressure on the general public. However, the report falls short of mentioning the group to be mostly and brutally afflicted with these sanctions.
"

duddit2 said,
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2...-that-spurs-iran-sanctions/

"A report carried by the Reuters titled “Iranians feel the pain as West tightens sanctions” details the “financial and social woes” exacerbated by these sanctions in Iran and succeeds in faking a larger-than-life image of the woes the Iranian society encounters in the face of the sanctions. That the oil sanctions exercise a detrimental effect on the financial issues of the Iranian society is a bitter reality which shamefully strikes right in the face of Washington which is seen by pundits and laymen alike to be making herculean efforts to hamper the progress of the Islamic Republic by targeting and placing pressure on the general public. However, the report falls short of mentioning the group to be mostly and brutally afflicted with these sanctions.
"

Can I ask where are you from originally ?

techishere said,

Can I ask where are you from originally ?

Where people are from should not matter, I read a lot and look into things before forming an opinon, then when I form one I stick by it until I see conflicting information. I have no loyalty to my beliefs, if new info proves my current opinion wrong I'll change my mind. This is how science works, this is how politics cant work, this is why science and politics mixing is always bad, also this is why deep research and politics mixing is always bad.

They hacked in to change the results of a poll? LOL.
It amazes me that they expect anyone to take them seriously.

"There is a significant audience within Iran which depends on BBC Persian to provide impartial and trusted news, and we are confident they are familiar with the state media's tactics."

There was also a large portion of UK citizens that relied on press tv for some balanced reporting, but you and ofcom shut them out illegally. Ahhhh

What is stopping people in the UK from watching Press TV? Hell, I'm in the so called "Great Satan" country and we are able to view Press TV on the satellite for free, therefore I don't buy for one second that people in the UK are not permitted to view this channel.

duddit2 said,
"There is a significant audience within Iran which depends on BBC Persian to provide impartial and trusted news, and we are confident they are familiar with the state media's tactics."

There was also a large portion of UK citizens that relied on press tv for some balanced reporting, but you and ofcom shut them out illegally. Ahhhh

especially those in the UK and the US who are overfed with the lies and fabrications of their state-owned media from BBC and Daily Telegraph to CNN and Fox News

I think the last three there would be quite surprised to find that they're state-owned.

Kirkburn said,

Lol, what an 'impartial' website. Alternatively, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Press_TV

It was the first found to tell the story of how Press TV is banned to someone that didn't know, and you post the wiki article that tells the whole history of it? Please I could have/would have used that if that seemed relevant.

Kirkburn said,

I think the last three there would be quite surprised to find that they're state-owned.

Sorry but you seem to be under the misapprehension that 'state owned' (officially) is the only way a press organisation can be controlled, is this true?

duddit2 said,
Sorry but you seem to be under the misapprehension that 'state owned' (officially) is the only way a press organisation can be controlled, is this true?
Um, no. I am under the impression that 'state-owned' means 'state-owned'.

duddit2 said,
It was the first found to tell the story of how Press TV is banned to someone that didn't know, and you post the wiki article that tells the whole history of it? Please I could have/would have used that if that seemed relevant.
It was relevant. It has a whole section on the license revocation, and without surrounding bull****.

This whole situation is ridiculous and entirely controlled by the war mongering elite. No evidence or proof or hint at proof has ever been found to backup the claims that Iran are seeking nuclear weapons. They have passed all inspections fully.

The UK ofcom banned press tv from reporting in the UK illegally, to stop the flow of true information from Iran into the UK, and are currently being challenged.

I'm sick to death of being lied to daily, sick of paying taxes and seeing that money spent on illegal wars or the propaganda to launch more. I'm sick of seeing babies killed with depleated uranium radiation. Sick of seeing our RAF bombing the great man made canal in Libya cutting off water supply to the whole north.

I'm just sick of the bull****, this story just highlights another instance of it.

duddit2 said,
The UK ofcom banned press tv from reporting in the UK illegally, to stop the flow of true information from Iran into the UK, and are currently being challenged.

I used to live in iran and can assure you, there is no such thing as "true information" there.

duddit2 said,
This whole situation is ridiculous and entirely controlled by the war mongering elite. No evidence or proof or hint at proof has ever been found to backup the claims that Iran are seeking nuclear weapons. They have passed all inspections fully.

The UK ofcom banned press tv from reporting in the UK illegally, to stop the flow of true information from Iran into the UK, and are currently being challenged.

I'm sick to death of being lied to daily, sick of paying taxes and seeing that money spent on illegal wars or the propaganda to launch more. I'm sick of seeing babies killed with depleated uranium radiation. Sick of seeing our RAF bombing the great man made canal in Libya cutting off water supply to the whole north.

I'm just sick of the bull****, this story just highlights another instance of it.

And you are yet another supporter of the dictatorship government in Iran !

duddit2 said,
This whole situation is ridiculous and entirely controlled by the war mongering elite. No evidence or proof or hint at proof has ever been found to backup the claims that Iran are seeking nuclear weapons. They have passed all inspections fully.

You are correct that there is no irrefutable evidence of Iran having or creating nuclear weapons but you are wrong that there is no hint of it. The levels of enrichment alone is a huge hint in and of itself. Then there are the lengths they go to hide their peaceful nuclear power initiatives and the fact that they have only passed the inspections that they have privileged the UN of holding.

The war mongering is real, but don't think Iran is so innocent. That's just propaganda on the other side of the same coin.

techishere said,

And you are yet another supporter of the dictatorship government in Iran !


you just keep on pigeon holing if that makes life simpler for you.

No I don't support the government of Iran. Yes I think there are issues, no I don't think the west is a world police with the task of invading. Yes I do also believe we live in a 'democratic dictatorship', yes I believe the BBC is constantly bias, yes I believe our own government is highly full of ****, no I don't believe we are truely free, no I don't beieve Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya have benefitted from our 'bomb enforced' democracy, yes I think the situation in the middle east is complicated in many ways and has a lot of history to contemplate before getting on your high horse (aimed at everyone including me), yes I hate the way our press tries to simplify the situation.

A sample of my opinions, incoherently spewed onto a comment.

All this will lead to a massive war with Iran, and then anyone saying 'oh you support the gov of Iran do you" will soon see just how crap life will be in Iran, just look at Libya (its a mess), but Iran will fight and rightly so (its their right to protect itself) and they will nor be a pushover.

Time is now to take stock and stop this madness!

Xenosion said,

You are correct that there is no irrefutable evidence of Iran having or creating nuclear weapons but you are wrong that there is no hint of it. The levels of enrichment alone is a huge hint in and of itself. Then there are the lengths they go to hide their peaceful nuclear power initiatives and the fact that they have only passed the inspections that they have privileged the UN of holding.

The war mongering is real, but don't think Iran is so innocent. That's just propaganda on the other side of the same coin.

I agree propaganda is used on all sides, but its only one side that's used this propaganda to invade 3 countries with Syria and Iran still firmly in their crosshairs.

This has been coming for a while.

Press tv get teal knowledgable people on to give real non pre approved opinion over, people like Webster tarpley that have proven credentials in both impartiality and knowledge of geopolitics.

eddman said,

I used to live in iran and can assure you, there is no such thing as "true information" there.


I live in the UK, and I can assure you there is no such thing as TRUE information here.

duddit2 said,

I live in the UK, and I can assure you there is no such thing as TRUE information here.

Poor man; complaining about NEWS in UK. How about you go and live in iran for a change. Soon you'll understand what the people are going through there. You don't even have a clue.

duddit2 said,
I live in the UK, and I can assure you there is no such thing as TRUE information here.

What rubbish. Relative to many countries in the world, the UK has a very 'free' press. Completely ridiculous to imply that every single journalist in the UK isn't unable to report freely (let alone imply even a proportion of them are, which would be still be silly).

duddit2 said,

I live in the UK, and I can assure you there is no such thing as TRUE information here.

Let me guess, you're a teenager and think "THE MAN" is out to get you?

Better start getting that tinfoil out.

Athernar said,

Let me guess, you're a teenager and think "THE MAN" is out to get you?

Better start getting that tinfoil out.

No, I'm 35. The rest of your comment is just stupid so I wont answer that

Kirkburn said,

What rubbish. Relative to many countries in the world, the UK has a very 'free' press. Completely ridiculous to imply that every single journalist in the UK isn't unable to report freely (let alone imply even a proportion of them are, which would be still be silly).

I'm not saying the reporters are individually controlled as is the case in other countries, its more subtle than that.

Take an example of a reporter friend of mine, she is freelance and had made her way over to Libya and then into Syria, focusing on Syria inn this example she had witnessed multiple BBC reporters totally ignoring comments made by 'the man on the street' whos opinion didn't tie in with the governments biased opinion that a majority want assad out. In fact she videoed this reporter walking down a street being heckled by at least 20 people aksing her why the western media is lying about the situation in Syria, why they are ignoring the fact that the troubles here are being caused by outsiders entering the country with the single aim of causing chaos. They were completely ignored and then one person approached who was saying she believes the people causing the troubles were Assad forces in disguise.

So from this we get on our news that a majority section of Syrians want Assad out and that reports are coming in that Assad forces are undercover and causing trouble all over the country.

If impartial journalism was in existence here we would not be being told this, as its at the very least absolutely poor reporting and journalism.

Also take into consideration that the head of the BBC news wrote on his personal blog that they don't know enough to state that Assad forces were actually to blame for the issues over there - while at the same time the main stories were heavily biased towards the agenda that the whole population wants Assad out and that his forces were causing the problems. Its George Orwell's 1984 doublespeak.