[News] Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ takes down hundreds of Israeli websites

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  Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ takes down hundreds of Israeli websites

author Sunday April 07, 2013 12:50author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News

    Late Saturday night, hackers affiliated with the worldwide network
    known as ‘Anonymous’ attacked hundreds of Israeli websites as part
    of a campaign targeting Israel for their occupation of Palestinian
    land and attacks against Palestinian civilians.

On Saturday night, a group calling itself ‘The N4m3le55 cr3w’ announced 
that they “have gathered 600 websites and 100 plus servers we will be 
attacking”, and promised that the total number of sites that would be 
taken down and/or defaced would number more than thirteen hundred.

As of Sunday morning, hundreds of Israeli websites, including the Bank 
of Israel, Tax Authority, the Kadima partyand the Central Bureau of 
Statistics, were down, and hundreds more had been taken down by their 
owners as a precaution against attack.

While the Israeli government claimed that Distributed Denial of Service 
(dDoS) attacks were the only tools that the hackers would be able to use 
to get at the Israeli websites, other sources claim that the hackers 
have been able to infiltrate websites with malware and Trojan horses. 
This creates a more complex security problem for the website owners than 
the dDoS attacks, which take down a site temporarily by overloading the 
server with page requests.

Saturday’s attack follows a massive attack 
two weeks ago by anonymous in which the details of hundreds of Israeli 
officials were released, and a virus that infected Israeli Facebook 
users earlier this week.

In a statement explaining the reason for this attack, Anonymous said to 
the Israeli government “You have NOT stopped your endless human right 
violations. You have NOT stopped illegal settlements. You have NOT 
respected the ceasefire. You have shown that you do NOT respect 
international law”.

“This is why on April 7, elite cyber-squadrons from around the world 
have decided to unite in solidarity with the Palestinian people against 
Israel as one entity to disrupt and erase Israel from cyberspace.”

A representative of the Israeli government’s cyber bureau played down 
the attack, saying “Anonymous doesn't have the skills to damage the 
country's vital infrastructure.”
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