The website of the Jewish Chronicle newspaper was hacked over the weekend by a group calling itself the ‘Palestinian Mujaheeds'.

Leaving a message similar to the Twitter attack in December, the hackers posted an image of the Palestinian flag alongside messages in English and Turkish. It read: “The beginning is Allah, the end is Allah and the best words…Bismillah. Lets say STOP injustice and embargo in Palestine for the human rights.”

It read further: “Aren't you ashamed of giving tolerance to Jewish who is the main actor of wars with being of children killers? Aren't you ashamed of giving support to vampire who doesn't care any human life? Aren't you ashamed of showing respect to Jewish who makes revenge, hatred and rivality feelings between the people?”

The same group also appeared to have hacked a weather website at israelweather.co.il, which had ‘hacked by Palestinian mujaheeds' messages on its website.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, said: “Clearly hacktivists are only too happy to spread their political graffiti via unsecured websites, as they know it is likely to be seen by a large number of people. The pressure is on all website administrators to ensure that their sites are properly secured and do not have any cracks through which a determined hacker can break in.”