A hacking group calling themselves the ZCompany Hacking Crew successfully hacked and hijacked the Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter accounts of Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom. The group after hacking his social media accounts quickly changed banner photos and fired off several embarrassing tweets.
Here are a few of them:
WE ARE THE PEOPLE. END THE WAR. END THE OCCUPATION. FREE PALESTINE AND STOP THE OCCUPATION. #GAZA— Silvan Shalom (@SilvanShalom) November 21, 2012
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas have been engaged in a fierce social media war on Twitter since the beginning of the conflict. But, Israel has been fighting off hackers as well, as it has suffered tens of millions of hacker attacks on government websites, banks and private accounts. The nature of these cyber attacks range from deletion of government database or online identity takeovers, like in the case of Shalom.