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July 4, 2014 10:35 am

Pro-Assad Hackers Warn of ‘Nuclear Leak’ in Dimona on IDF Twitter Account

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A satellite view of the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgSyrian hackers breached the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit’s Twitter account in English overnight Thursday, falsely claiming the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona had suffered a leak as a result of a rocket attack.

The hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army, which backs Bashar al-Assad’s government, posted the following message on the IDF’s official website: “#Warning: Possible nuclear leak in the region after 2 rockets hit Dimona nuclear facility.”

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit promptly deleted the tweet and responded, “Our Twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension.”

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