The official Twitter account of the Israel Defense Forces was compromised Thursday afternoon and used to send out a pro-Palestinian message and warn of a possible nuclear disaster.
"Long live #Palestine," one of the messages read.
Syrian Electronic Army hacking @IDFSpokesperson http://t.co/kXOnaWY3Nk— Madeleine Morgenstern (@Madeleine Morgenstern) 1404419364.0
Another message warned of a "possible nuclear leak in the region."
.@IDFSpokesperson just tweeted and deleted this tweet, so I deleted it too http://t.co/aLYfN8Ve8t— Michael Roston (@Michael Roston) 1404418947.0
The tweets were quickly removed and an apology was sent out from the IDF, acknowledging their account had been compromised.
We apologize for the incorrect tweets Our twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension— Israel Defense Forces (@Israel Defense Forces) 1404420674.0
The apparent hack appeared to be the work of the infamous Syrian Electronic Army, which has targeted several high profile individuals, groups and businesses in the past. In October, the group appeared to hack a page on President Barack Obama's presidential campaign website.
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