WhatsApp site hacked by pro-Palestinian activists
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WhatsApp site hacked by pro-Palestinian activists

Web surfers redirected to page demanding freedom for all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

Adiv Sterman is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

The site that some visitors to the WhatsApp website saw on Tuesday (photo credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)
The site that some visitors to the WhatsApp website saw on Tuesday (photo credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

The official website of the popular Israeli-developed mobile messaging application WhatsApp was apparently hacked Tuesday by pro-Palestinian activists, and anti-Israel messages were posted across the site’s homepage. A group called KDMS Team took responsibility for the attack.

Internet users who wished to access the site were redirected to a different page that presented claims Palestinian land had been stolen by “Zionists.” The messages also demanded that Israel free all Palestinian prisoners, and said that the Palestinians “deserve to liberate their land.”

The WhatsApp site was later shut down and was unavailable for user access.

A report on CNET said it wasn’t yet clear whether there had been any disruptions to WhatsApp’s customer data or services.

The full view of the site that some visitors to that WhatsApp website saw on Tuesday (photo credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)
The full view of the site that some visitors to that WhatsApp website saw on Tuesday (photo credit: screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)
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