WATCH: Coordinated cyber attacks on Hamas websites

For more than five hours sites were taken down, or showed content critical of the Hamas leadership; one hacked site featured a video mocking lavish lifestyle of Khaled Mashaal.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 14, 2014 15:20
1 minute read.
Hamas

Hacked Hamas page. (photo credit: screenshot)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later


A major hacking attack was carried out on Monday morning against some of Hamas's leading websites. For more than five hours various sites were disabled and others displayed content against Hamas and its leaders.


The leading Hamas site Shehab.ps displayed anti-Hamas headlines that when clicked played a video from Egyptian Television that was unfavorable to Hamas. In the video, from the Egyptian anti-Hamas website El-Balad, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is seen living a life of luxury. The anchor on the video says: "If Mashaal is man enough  , why doesn't he take a plane from Qatar to Egypt . We would gladly open our border and let him enter the Gaza Strip, and then he can hide together with Hamas leader [Ismail] Haniyeh in a bunker underground."



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Later Monday, the site's Facebook page- that has more than a million followers- confirmed the "Zionist attack" and said that they would "continue to expose the Zionist crimes."

Other leading Hamas sites, such as Felesteen.ps and alsafa were hacked as well, and could not be accessed for more than four hours. Soon after the attack, Felesteen's Facebook page posted that the "occupation forces" had hacked the site, and that they were working to fix the it.









 

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Abu Ubaida
August 28, 2014
Media are Hamas’s main strategic weapons, says visiting US historian

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL