Iran Behind Dangerous Cyberattack Targeting Jerusalem

( The Jerusalem Post, an Israeli newspaper, revealed on Monday that pro-Iran hackers had taken control of its website. The newspaper argued that the attack appeared to be a threat against the nation of Israel.

It also happened on the anniversary of the killing of extremist Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, known globally as one of the most dangerous terrorist leaders in the Middle East. Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike, ordered by former President Donald Trump and assisted by Israel, on January 3, last year.

The Jerusalem Post website stopped showing its normal news content for some time on Monday, instead showing an illustration of the dead terrorist leader.

In a tweet published that same day, the newspaper confirmed that they were aware of the hacking of their website, “alongside a direct threat to Israel.”

The illustration depicted a missile leaving a red ring on Soleimani’s hand, which was forming the shape of a fist. The ring appeared similar in style as one worn by Soleimani, and next to the image were words that read, “We are close to you where you do not think about it.”

The words were written in both English and Hebrew, ensuring that as many readers of the Jerusalem Post understood it.

It’s a clear threat against Israel, not just the newspaper.