Lebanese NNA says was hacked by Israelis for Shalit

Posted: April 28, 2010 by Jonathan Boyko in Israel, Lebanon, Middle East

Israeli POW Ron Arad in Arab captivity Several press report quote Lebanese National News Agency as saying their websites in Arabic, English and French were hacked by intruders affiliated with Born to Freedom Foundation, posting messages offering USD 10 million for information leading to the release of captive Corporal Gilad Shalit and several others:

"Our Arabic, English and French websites were hacked several times by the Israeli Born to Freedom Foundation on Monday afternoon and later that night," director Laure Sleiman told AFP.

"We stopped broadcasting throughout the afternoon and evening," she added.

The hackers replaced the website’s news stories with a message offering visitors to the site a 10 million dollar reward for information on seven Israeli soldiers who disappeared inLebanon and the Palestinian territories.

(Ynet)

The hackers left a message that read: "Earn a reward of 10 million dollars in exchange for information about Israeli airman Ron Arad and other missing Israelis" was posted on the websites on Monday afternoon.

"Due to the hacking, the agency was forced to stop transmitting on Monday, but resumed operations on Tuesday," Suleiman said.

(Haaretz)

WHILE UNLAWFUL, THE attack was probably the only way to contact Arab population directly and offer reward for information regarding missing soldiers. The group offering the sum certainly hopes to influence an official or a high-ranking activists within terror groups such as Hamas and HizbAllah to give away positions of the prisoners.

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Comments
  1. Sharon says:

    The Ron Arad case caught my attention when I saw an article Ynet did on kidnapped Israeli soldiers. A sad case really. It has been so many years since Arad went missing. There were a few more names I think.

  2. […] The group offering the sum certainly hopes to influence an official or a high-ranking activists within terror groups such as Hamas and HizbAllah to give away positions of the prisoners. Filed under: Israel, Lebanon, Middle East . Read the original: Lebanese NNA says was hacked by Israelis for Shalit […]

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