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article imageSocial media of Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shalom hacked

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By Anne Sewell
Nov 21, 2012 in Internet
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It was recently reported that the prominent hacker group Anonymous had leaked the personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials. Yesterday the social media of Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom was filled with pro-Palestinian messages.
ZCompanyHackingCrew has claimed responsibility for the cyber attack against the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts of Israeli Deputy Premier Silvan Shalom. The group hacked the accounts and filled the pages with pro-Palestine status updates.
They also claim to have hacked Shalom's email account and to have extracted personal email, documents and contacts. Hackers have announced plans to release these documents shortly.
A screen image of Shalom's Twitter page is below:
Hacked Twitter feed of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel
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Hacked Twitter feed of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel
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In the Twitter feed, the hacktivists call for protests against "unjust war and occupation," and asked, "Who can bare [sic] to see the horror, the deaths of children and innocent people trying to protect their occupied land?"
Hacked Twitter feed of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel
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Hacked Twitter feed of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel
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This attack comes only a few days after the hacktivist group, Anonymous, leaked personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials.
The Facebook page appears to have been removed, but the following is a screen capture, courtesy RT.
Hacked Facebook page of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel
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Hacked Facebook page of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel
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The hacked YouTube page is still currently available and is featuring a video titled "Long Live Palestine! Free Palestine | ZHC "
Hacked YouTube page of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel.
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Hacked YouTube page of Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom of Israel.
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Israeli Finance Minister, Yuval Steinitz, has acknowledged the wave of cyber attacks and says that the government is now waging a war on a "second front." He told AP that over the past few days, Israel has “deflected 44 million cyber-attacks on government websites.”
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