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Popular Jewish News Portal JPost Hacked On Iranian Generals Death Anniversary

By 01/03/2022 9:00 AMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

The popular Israeli media portal Jerusalem Post was hacked on Monday morning, in connection with the death anniversary of an Iranian general.

The latest Israeli victim of a vicious cyber-attack, Jerusalem Post or JPost (as it’s popularly known), was hacked early Monday (Israeli time) and the hackers resorted to replacing its content with an image that threatened a site associated with Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons program on the anniversary of the killing of a prominent Iranian general.

Source: Newsbreak (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The image posted on the Jerusalem Post’s website included a missile coming down from a fist bearing a ring long associated with Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian general killed by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq two years ago Monday. The image included an exploding target from a recent Iranian military drill designed to look like the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center near the city of Dimona. 

As it stands, this facility is already home to decades-old underground laboratories that reprocess the reactor’s spent rods to obtain weapons-grade plutonium for Israel’s nuclear bomb program.

In a Tweet acknowledging the hacking, the JPost stated, “We are aware of the apparent hacking of our website, alongside a direct threat to Israel. We are working to resolve the issue & thank readers for your patience and understanding.”

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