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The false tweet on the IDF Spokesman's Twitter page.
The false tweet on the IDF Spokesman's Twitter page. 
 
 

IDF Twitter account hacked, posts false warning of nuclear leak

'There's a possibility of nuclear leak in the area after two rockets hit the Dimona nuclear reactor,' hackers post on IDF Spokesman's English Twitter account.

Yoav Zitun
Published: 07.04.14, 00:40 / Israel News

The IDF Spokesman's English Twitter account scared its 250,000 followers on Thursday when it tweeted: "There's a possibility of nuclear leak in the area after two rockets hit the Dimona nuclear reactor."

 

 

But it soon turned out the account has been hacked.

 

The false tweet on the IDF Spokesman's Twitter page.
The false tweet on the IDF Spokesman's Twitter page.

 

"We apologize for the incorrect tweets," the IDF Spokesman's Office wrote after deleting the misleading message. "Our twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension."

 

The Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the hacking, posting a screenshot on its Twitter page to prove it.

 

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