Anonymous hit numerous Israeli websites as promised in a video message posted a few days ago, which was threatening Israel with “the electronic holocaust.”
As promised hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective have hit Israeli websites. Last week Anonymous hacktivists published a video online threatening Israel with “the electronic holocaust.” The voice in the video message promised a massive cyber attack against Israel that would “erase it from cyberspace” on April 7 for “crimes in the Palestinian territories.”
Anonymous promised a large scale attack ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, also known as Yom HaShoah, which is April 16.
The video message published by Anonymous displays images from the Gaza conflict and which is promising a clamorous attack against the network of the country.
According to the Israel’s Computer Emergency Response Team no government site has been impacted, meanwhile it confirmed that dozen Israeli musicians and non-profit organizations sites were hit by the Anonymous hackers.
Anonymous has provided different statistic related to the #OpIsrael, the collective claimed that at least 150,000 phone numbers, Facebook, Gmail and Hotmail accounts have been compromised.
The group of hackers “AnonGhost” has defaced the targeted websites displaying photos of a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem and of militants holding the Islamic State militant flag.
The website of the Israeli Center for Educational Excellence was also taken down.
The official website of Israeli Singer Shalom Hanoch was hacked.
Anonymous also disclosed log-in credentials for nearly 6,000 Israel Routers exposed on the Internet. The experts speculate that these credentials could be used later by threat actors to compromise networks behind the affected network devices.
Israeli news agencies reported that several government websites were hacked, including the Knesset Israeli Parliament website, the court system and the Education Ministry.
According to the sources of the Israeli media network Arutz Sheva, the attacks were carried out mainly by hackers in Morocco and Saudi Arabia.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
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