Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post is hacked, website defaced to include threats

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Jan 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP

Outsiders defaced the website of a prominent Israeli newspaper early Monday, posting a picture of an Israeli nuclear facility being destroyed by a missile along with a threat in both English and Hebrew.

Hackers targeted the home page of the The Jerusalem Post, among the biggest newspapers in Israel, early Monday morning Israeli time, the paper reported. Above the image of the exploding facility was the message: “We are close to you where you do not think about it.”

The defacement comes on the two-year anniversary of the U.S. government’s killing of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a branch of Iran’s armed forces. Israeli officials reportedly aided the U.S. operation, which targeted Soleimani with a drone strike shortly after he’d arrived in Baghdad.

We are aware of the apparent hacking of our website, alongside a direct threat of Israel. We are working to resolve the issue & thank readers for your patience and understanding. For now, you can continue reading us on our app:

— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) January 3, 2022

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