Iranian backed hackers have attacked the cyberspace of Israel.
On Monday, January 3, Israel’s Jerusalem Post newspaper said its website had been hacked, in what it said was an apparent threat to the country.
Instead of displaying a main news page, the hackers showed an illustration that appeared to remind Israelites of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a Donald Trump ordered drone strike in Iraq on this day in 2020.
The homepage 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 while he was alive.
The Jerusalem Post, a very popular English-language daily news website, 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.
The mobile app of the Jerusalem Post did not appear to be affected, and other major Israeli news websites were working normally as at press time.
Iran and Israel are eternal enemies and in recent months Israel has warned Iranians that all options are on the table if the Islamic nation doesn’t curb its nuclear program.