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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