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January 18, 2010

Jewish Chronicle hacked by “Palestinian Mujaheeds”

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by Darren Allan

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.

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