Hacker collective Anonymous has taken down key Israeli government websites in a “retaliatory” attack against Israel and in solidarity with the people of Gaza. Israel Defense Forces, Bank of Israel, and the Israeli PM’s Office were among the targets.
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Others hit by the attack included Israeli’s ministry of Finance, Embassy of Israel to the United States, Central Bureau of Statistics and Israeli Immigration.
The latest attack reportedly comes in retaliation for shutting down various Anonymous social media accounts, which focused on the atrocities of Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip.
Anonymous has been targeting the Israeli government with cyber attacks since it began its latest military offensive in Gaza on July 8.
The group announced #OpSaveGaza at the beginning of last month, but the intensity of attacks was ramped up when a Palestinian man was shot dead while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, which serves as a symbol of the movement.
Anonymous generally uses DDOS (distributed denial of service attacks) that overload a website with fake requests, making it unavailable for legitimate users.
Two years ago Anonymous carried out one of its most high-profile attacks during the last invasion of Gaza, when it claimed dealing $3 billion worth of damage to Israel.
Here is my take on Anonymous, prepubescent bunch of punks, wet behind the ears that don't have the balls to go after the Mexican Drug Cartel after their lives being threaten, but when Mossad starts dropping them one by one like the fly's on the wall circling the sh*t, watch them start crying like little B*tches.
...and a DDOS attack or PDOS attack, what, the best they got now... ROFL