TEL AVIV, Israel — An ultra-Orthodox Jewish website was shut down for hours recently after hackers replaced photos of rabbis and religious articles with porn.
Ynet News reported that after the Behadrei Haredim website was discovered showing porn late at night, operators received a barrage of phone calls, forcing them to take the site offline.
One of the shocked surfers, Shan Tova, said the site contained "not the best films in the world."
Website manager Dov Poversky said he had no idea who hacked the site, and although there were several attempts in the past to hijack the content, this was the first success.
"We must be too powerful, and therefore someone decided to hurt us and drop a stink bomb on the website," Poversky said.
He added, "At this stage I can't rule out anyone being behind it, from politicians to people hurt by the website. I believe we'll eventually know who's responsible."
The Behadrei Haredim is considered the "black sheep" of ultra-Orthodox media because of its open criticism against different issues in the haredi dialogue that traces its roots back to Moses and considers other sects deviations from authentic Judaism.