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.
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.”