Did those who support Iran hack the city of Ozark website?

This message displayed on the city of Ozark website January 11, 2020.
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Ozark (WTVY)-- Hackers have infiltrated the city of Ozark's website that now displays the words “Hacked By Anonymous Iran.” In smaller print, the words “We love your country but we hate your President!” also appear.

Ozark is one of several cities whose website has been hacked since U.S. Forces killed Iranian leader Maj. Gen. Quassim Suleimani on January 3. It's not known if those web intrusions are related.

A cyber security attack that appears to be from Iran placed a photo of Suleimani on the Texas Department of Agriculture's website. A state official claims that website wasn't hacked but, instead, defaced.

Even the federal government has been attacked. Last weekend, a group claiming to have Iranian ties breached the Federal Depository Library Program's website.

It is not known if those in Iran or supporters of the regime there hacked the Ozark website or if a copycat is responsible. In at least some of the other cases, teen hackers sympathetic to Iran are believed responsible.

Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker said the city is aware of the situation and the website will likely be disabled until the issue can be resolved.