Digital activist group Anonymous Operations has hacked into Iranian government servers and procured over 10,000 email messages from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The files were taken after the hacker accessed the Iranian Passport and Visa Office email center, media reports said.

The bulk of the files are visa applications for an oil meeting.... many from China, according to a source, who added it was a big raid, and that the Iranian government has been in the process of trying to cover up the incident for the past few days.

I have been told that they have had the site opened and closed on and off for days now, he said. They have been behaving erratically.

According to a member of Anonymous, the files were aimed more to damage the image of Iran in both cyber space and the real world.

I don't know why the Islamic regime keeps providing money to their cyber army while they can't secure their most important mail server, Anonymous stated.

Iranian government websites, however, have recently been attacked by Anonymous Operations.