ו׳ בתמוז ה׳תשע״ד (July 4, 2014)
Hackers nearly cause panic after posting a fake tweet about a nuclear leak in Dimona on IDF’s Twitter account.
Pro-Palestinian Arab hackers broke into the Twitter account of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Thursday evening and nearly caused great panic when they posted a fake tweet regarding a rocket hitting the Dimona nuclear plant in southern Israel.
The tweet was removed shortly afterwards and replaced by the hashtag #Longlive palestine.
The IDF later tweeted, “We apologize for the incorrect tweets. Our twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension.”
Experts have said that Israel faces roughly 100,000 cyber attacks on an average day. In times of war, the average number of daily attacks is roughly one million.
(via Arutz 7)