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Israel’s Jerusalem Post website hacked on Soleimani assassination anniversary

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Israel’s Jerusalem Post website hacked on Soleimani assassination anniversary

CYBER ATTACK. A screenshot of the hacked Jerusalem Post website on January 3, 2022.

Screen grab from Jerusalem Post

Instead of displaying a main news page, the website showed an illustration that appeared to recall top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on January 3, 2020

JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel’s Jerusalem Post newspaper said on Monday, January 3, that its website had been hacked, in what it said was an apparent threat to the country.

Instead of displaying a main news page, the website showed an illustration that appeared to recall top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on this day in 2020.

The illustration showed a bullet-shaped object shooting out of a red ring worn on a finger, an apparent reference to a distinctive ring Soleimani used to wear.

The Jerusalem Post, an English-language daily, tweeted that it was working to resolve the issue.

“We are aware of the apparent hacking of our website, alongside a direct threat (to) Israel,” it said.

Its mobile app did not appear to be affected, and other major Israeli news websites were working normally. – Rappler.com

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