Pro-Assad hackers warn of ‘nuclear leak’ in Dimona on IDF Twitter account

A satellite view of the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Syrian hackers breached the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Twitter account in English overnight Thursday, falsely claiming the Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona had suffered a leak as a result of a rocket attack.

The hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army, which backs Bashar al-Assad’s government, posted the following message on the IDF’s official website: "#Warning: Possible nuclear leak in the region after 2 rockets hit Dimona nuclear facility.”

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit promptly deleted the tweet and responded, “Our Twitter account was compromised. We will combat terror on all fronts including the cyber dimension.”

Posted on July 4, 2014 .