Internet hackers briefly took over an Israeli army Twitter account, the military said Friday, posting an alarming message that a nuclear facility had been hit by rocket fire.
Israeli news website Ynet posted a screen shot of what it said was the offending tweet.
The account posted an apology to followers and had erased any trace of the hackers’ false messages by Friday morning.
Internet hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility, posting a screen shot of the army’s Twitter page with at least two of its fake tweets.
The hacking came as Israel’s army gave regular updates on rocket fire from Gaza hitting southern Israel, after a brief uptick in the past week in cross-border exchanges, including retaliatory air strikes by Israel.