Jewish Chronicle website hacked by ‘Palestinian Mujaheeds’

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The website of the Jewish Chronicle newspaper, the world’s longest running Jewish newspaper, has been hacked by a group calling itself the “Palestinian Mujaheeds”, protesting against the continuing blockade of the Gaza Strip by Israel.

The hackers appear to have breached security of the London-based paper’s website (www.thejc.com), posting an image of the Palestinian flag alongside messages in English and Turkish. At the time of writing the JC’s website is unavailable, although a copy of the hacker’s message can still be found in Google’s cache:

The English message reads:

HaCKeD By PALESTINIAN MUJAHEEDS
English

The Beginning is Allah, The end is Allah and with the best words…Bismillah

Lets say STOP injustice and embargo in Palestine for the Human Rights.

Arent you…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.