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Hacker Sent Out Thousands of ‘Death to the Jews’ Messages to Phones in Middle East

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Thousands of people across the Middle East received unsolicited text messages calling for the death of Jews as a result of a 2013 hack of telecommunications firm SMSGlobal, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, in April an unknown hacker attempted to send the message “Our motto forever Death to America, Death to the Jews” to some four million people using data stolen from the company in 2013. While most of the messages were blocked by the firm, around five thousand made their way primarily to users in the United Arab Emirates.

Both military hacking and hacktivism, the use of computer attacks in the service of a political cause, have been a part of the Arab-Israeli conflict for years.

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