Syrian Electronic Army Hacks IDF Twitter, Spreads Nuclear Leak Alert in Israel
An official Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Twitter account issued a warning of a possible nuclear leak at the country’s research reactor, and then the Tweet was soon deleted while Israeli officials reported a security breach and apologized.
The Syrian Electronic Army has apparently taken credit for the hack on Thursday, tweeting ‘Long live Palestine!’ via an IDF spokesperson’s account, RT reported.
In their own twitter account, the hackers said they hacked the “whole ‘Israeli army’ propaganda”, attaching a screenshot to prove their claim.
The security breach was quickly noticed and rogue tweets deleted by the IDF, which confirmed that its account had been hacked and apologized to their followers.
The tweets were deleted within minutes, but not before dozens of people had already retweeted the two hacked messages.
The Twitter hacking comes just days after the Syrian Electronic Army hacked the IDF’s official blog. On Sunday, the blog was showing a defaced page, with a message written in Arabic.