Sunday, May 26

Hackers Threaten to Attack Nuclear Reactor in Israel

Pro-Iranian hackers have temporarily hacked the website of the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post and the Twitter account of the newspaper Maariv.

 

Instead of news, an image was shown of the Israeli nuclear reactor in the desert city of Dimona being detonated by a rocket.

The missile is fired from a fist clenched hand, wearing a signature ring that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani also wore. He was killed exactly one year ago in a US drone strike. “We are close to you where you don’t think about it”, reads in English and Hebrew (“We are close to you where you don’t think about it”).

In the meantime, the website and the Twitter account have been taken over by the newspapers again. It is unclear whether the hackers were operating from Iran or another country, writes the Jerusalem Post. It is also not clear whether they acted on behalf of Iran.

In the past, the newspaper has also been the target of hackers. In May 2020, a photo of Tel Aviv on fire appeared on the website. It depicted then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaching for a life jacket in the sea, captioned “Be ready for a surprise”.

Tehran sees Israel as a nemesis. The destruction of the Jewish state and the “liberation of Palestine” has been part of the country’s foreign policy for four decades.

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