‘Hackers’ put ominous warning on Israeli newspaper’s homepage — Analysis
The Jerusalem Post’s usual homepage of news was briefly replaced with an image illustrating a missile strike
The Jerusalem Post was apparently hacked on the anniversary of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani’s assassination by the US this week, with the newspaper framing the incident as a “direct threat to Israel.”
The newspaper’s website fell to an alleged hacking attack in the early hours of Monday morning, with its homepage replaced with an image showing a missile shooting out of a ring similar to the one worn by the late Iranian general. It was captioned. “We are close to you where you do not think about it.”
The Jerusalem Post is one of Israel’s most important English-language newspapers. It condemned the hack and deemed it dangerous for the entire Jewish state.
“We are aware of the apparent hacking of our website, alongside a direct threat of Israel,” tweetedJerusalem Post. It also stated that employees were “working to resolve the issue.”Within a short time, the site was back online.
This incident occurred exactly two years following the assassination of Soleimani in Iraq by a drone strike ordered by then-US President Donald Trump.
Major General Tamir Hayman, Israel’s former chief of military intelligence, confirmed last month that Israel played a role in the assassination, boasting, “Soleimani’s assassination is an achievement, since our main enemy, in my eyes, are the Iranians.”
Iran called for the United Nations’ legal intervention against the US in relation to the assassination. “take measures to prevent such crimes in the future.”
Iran stated that the international peace will be at risk if Iran does not abide by its warnings “perpetrators of the terrorist attack are free to walk with impunity.”
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