On November 19, 2014, a new Iranian hacker group known as Retribution Committee (RC HACKERS) announced its formation. The announcement date coincided with the death of the fourth Shi’ite Imam, Ali Zain Al-Abidin. Iranian media reported that the group formed in response to comments made by a member of the National Front of Iran. The group announced that they were not linked to any other group or organization, and would act to counter insults made in cyberspace.
Source: Irancybernews.org, November 26, 2014.