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Anon Ghost & Other Hackers Targeting Israel in Solidarity With Palestine

Brian Dunn, Rogue Media Labs

Anonymous hacking collectives are standing in solidarity with the people of Palestine, inspired into fresh action against Israel after recent attacks on Gaza, movements against pro-Palestinian activists and the deliberate targeting of hacktivists in Gaza.

In response to Israel’s bombing campaign that allegedly targeted Hamas cyber-actors plotting to carry out a cyber attack, setting a first of its kind precedent to kill someone for simply using a computer in a clear act of War, Anon Ghost has vowed to mount a new offensive against the Israeli Government for their actions. For example, Anon Ghost hackers tool half a dozen Israeli websites offline at different intervals – with more attacks promised on the way.

Websites Already That Came Under Attack as of May 10, 2019:

Israel Central Bureau of Statistics: hxxp://cbs.gov.il/
Israel Lands Authority: hxxp://land.gov.il/
Israeli Investors: hxxp://israelinvestor.com/
Bank Hapoalim: hxxp://bankhapoalim.com/
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: hxxp://tase.co.il/
Israeli Government Services and Information Website: hxxp://gov.il/

Following initial attacks by Anon Ghost, New Sec successfully targeted the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority and Spoilt X brought down the Israeli government services and information website.

The new surge of hacks associated with “Operation Israel” comes following the May 4th Israel Defense Forces (IDF) attack on a building that they claim served as the “hub of Hamas’s cyber operations”. The outrage was the first time a nation has responded to claims of a cyber-attack with military force.

“Hackers from Hamas” were also blamed for an attack on the website of the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN) that saw a missile warning broadcast during a webcast of a Eurovision 2019 event from Tel Aviv. Despite a statement from KAN that Hamas were “apparently” responsible, the hackers remain unknown.


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