Iranian hackers target Israeli websites, threaten with the destruction of the Jewish State
BREAKING: Iranian hackers targeted hundreds of Israeli websites and changed their homepages with a video threatening with the destruction of the Jewish State.
“The countdown of Israel destruction has begun since a long time ago,” the video and message say in broken Hebrew and English.
The video appears to show explosions in Tel Aviv and a battered and bloodied PM Netanyahu swimming away from a burning city.
“Be ready for a big surprise,” the message reads. At the end, the video appears to show the genocide of the Jewish people and its replacement for a Muslim population.
BREAKING: Iranian hackers targeted hundreds of Israeli websites and changed their homepages with a video threatening with the genocide of the Jewish people and its replacement for a Muslim population. https://t.co/qzcD1uaKjm pic.twitter.com/GduangiJjr
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The National Cyber Directorate says it has received reports of Israeli websites coming under cyberattack and that the situation is being dealt with.
The Directorate issued a warning that users should not visit affected websites and should not click on links.
It is thought the hack was facilitated by a vulnerability in a plug-in on the WordPress platform.
Among sites affected are Mitzpe Ramon and Ramat Hasharon municipalities, United Hatzala, Yad L’Achim, Regavim Movement, Yeshivas Union, Cofix, Landwer Coffee and the personal website of MK Nitzan Horowitz.
On May 9, Israel carried out a cyberattack on Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port as retribution for Iran’s cyberattack on its Water Authority sites. The attack caused chaos at the Iranian port and massive traffic jams in the area, intelligence officials said.
A security official called the attack “highly accurate” and said the damage to the Iranian port was more serious than described in official Iranian accounts. “The attack caused total disarray,” he said.