In a cyber-war involving Turkey against Russia, Turkish hacktivists have defaced the Russian Embassy's website in Israel.

Russian news site Sputnik said that the hackers left the Turkish flag on the damaged homepage on 16 January, however the embassy's Russian and English-language consulate pages were left untouched.

The Börteçine Siber Tim hacking group from Azerbaijan claimed that they launched the attack.

It follows an attack two weeks ago on the Russian Communications and Mass Media minister Nikolay Nikiforov which saw his Instagram account breached by Turkish hackers. DDoS attacks were also launched against the Central Bank of Russia and Moscow's Lokomotiv football club by Turkish hackers. 

Meanwhile, Anonymous also claimed responsibility for an attack against Turkey for supporting ISIS.