Hackers broke into two Israeli publications on the day of the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
On the night of January 3, the Jerusalem Post website was attacked. reported edition. The Twitter account of the Maariv newspaper was also hacked.
The Jerusalem Post’s homepage and Maariv’s account featured the same image of an exploding building that looked like a nuclear research facility in the Israeli city of Dimona. The picture was accompanied by an inscription in English and Hebrew: “We are with you when you don’t think about it.”
The Maariv Twitter account and The Jerusalem Post are now back online. So far, no hacker group or country has claimed responsibility for the incident.
Recall that the commander of the elite Al-Quds unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Major General Qasem Soleimani, died on January 3, 2020 in Baghdad as a result of a US missile strike. Former President Donald Trump, commenting on the situation, called Soleimani “the number one terrorist in the world.” The Pentagon, in an official statement on the strikes in Baghdad, accused the general of developing “plans to attack American diplomats and military personnel in Iraq and throughout the region.”
Iran responded by launching a missile strike several days later on two targets in Iraq used by the US military.