Cybersecurity

Syrian Electronic Army Spreads False Rumors of Israel Nuclear Leak

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Pro-Assad hacktivists usurped the Israeli Army’s Twitter feed to post a potentially volatile message, on a day when scores of Gaza rockets pounded the area, the Jerusalem Post reports.

A bogus tweet warned of a "Possible nuclear leak in the region after 2 rockets hit Dimona nuclear facility.”

None of the explosives actually hit the nuclear research facility located deep in the Negev.

Read the rest at ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches.

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// July 24