The Jewish Chronicle website was hacked and defaced by Palestinian radicals yesterday.
The site of the world’s longest running Jewish paper was replaced by a picture of the Palestinian flag, with various anti-semitic messages underneath, along with quotes from the Qu’ran.
After the attack, which is believed to have originated from a computer in Turkey, the newspaper’s site was taken down and only came back online this morning.
The Jewish Chronicle ran a report this morning saying police were investigating the incident, and the editor Stephen Pollard called it “a pretty self-defeating attempt to silence us.”
“Our site was down for a few hours,” he added, “but as a result we will get more readers than ever before.”
There have been a recent spate of such site defacing attacks, such as last month’s Iranian Cyber Army hack perpetrated on Twitter, which compromised the social networking site’s DNS records.