Israeli deputy foreign minister's website hacked
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Danny Ayalon announced the hacking on his Twitter account.Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's website has been hacked by suspected Muslim extremists, the politician said on his Twitter account today.
"This morning some Muslim extremists hacked into my website to try and prevent me from continuing to do my work," Ayalon tweeted on the microblogging website.
Ayalon's online public diplomacy efforts were targeted, the deputy foreign minister said. "We will not be weakened nor silenced by such attempts!"
One Twitter user asked Avalon why he assumed it was Muslims who hacked his account, to which Avalon replied, "[B]ecause their hack contained quotes invoking Allah and referred to Jews as 'pigs and monkeys.'"
The hacking of Ayalon's website comes after two hacker attacks on Israeli credit card owners in which suspected Muslims extremists stole the credit card information of thousands of Israeli citizens.
Israel responded to the hacking incidents by saying they will retaliate in the same way they have retaliated to all other acts of "terrorism" in the past.