Israel has been in the news a lot this week after the discovery of three dead Israeli teens and retaliatory measures taken in the Gaza Strip. And today the official Twitter account for the Israel Defense Forces got hacked by the infamous hacker group Syrian Electronic Army.
This message appeared on the @IDFSpokesperson Twitter feed a little earlier today, containing a pro-Palestinian message.
— Intifada Qas'sam (@HezbollahSunni) July 3, 2014
The Syrian Electronic Army has infamously attempted high-profile hacks before; targeting E!, The New York Times, the Marine website, President Obama‘s Facebook and Twitter pages, and CNN’s Twitter account.
Update- 5:02 pm: The Twitter account issued a statement after the hacked tweets stopped showing up.
We apologize for the incorrect tweets Our twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 3, 2014
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