[ View the story "Anonymous vs. Israel" on Storify] Anonymous vs. Israel As #OpIsrael escalates, Israeli hackers respond.
The Stream· Mon, Apr 08 2013 14:17:07
We wish all our JEWISH brothers a Shabat Shalom. This was just a little taste before the day of rest. Hell's Fire To Come.Israeli Elite
Additionally, Israeli Elite acquired a domain name
. The site displays a clear warning that Israeli hackers are willing to continue retaliation.
Screen shot from opisrael.comAJstream
in November 2012 in response to Israel's alleged human rights violations and its
to cut off Gaza's Internet.
Anonymous - #Operation Israelcrypt0nymous
Below is an Anonymous video released on April 6, publicly warning of an impending increase in hacks.
Anonymous - #Operation Israel (v2.0)crypt0nymous
, and news agencies
, a multitude of affected Israeli websites.
#Anonymous • List of confirmed affected websites during #OpIsrael
Despite reports of successful hacking, Israeli government officials appeared to be underwhelmed by the results of #OpIsrael's escalation.
Yitzhak Ben Yisrael of Israel's National Cyber Bureau
in an interview with the Associated Press (AP):
"So far it is as was expected, there is hardly any real damage," Ben Yisrael said. "Anonymous doesn't have the skills to damage the country's vital infrastructure. And if that was its intention, then it wouldn't have announced the attack ahead of time. It wants to create noise in the media about issues that are close to its heart," he said.guardian.co.uk
Ofir Gendelman, the current spokesperson to the Arab media for Israel's Prime Minister, posted the National Cyber Bureau's comments regarding the cyber attacks on his
The actions that were carried out focused on distributed denial of service attacks, the defacement of Israeli websites and the publication of citizens' data. During the attack, there was no publication of leaked data on any notable or potentially highly damaging scale. An integral part of the attackers' efforts included false claims regarding successes.facebook.com
April 7, the day of escalation, also happens to be Israel's Holocaust Memorial Day. Some were bothered that the two events were occurring simultaneously.
It's sickening that anonymous chose to hack israel on holocaust memorial dayAbi Pomeranc
attempt to hack Yad Vashem's website, Israel's Holocaust Memorial Museum, led some to believe the choice of day was no coincidence.
One question - What sort of vermin #anonymous hackers would try & hack /bring down "Yad Vashem" ? A "holocaust" memorial website?Ambrosine שטרית
Many took to the internet to discuss the respective campaigns.
Israeli media is silent (or silenced) over the scope & consequences of the cyber attack! #OpIsrael #AnonymousAbir Kopty
Anonymous hack on Israel was a publicity stunt. Anonymous has been infiltrated. Israel is powerful. This is just going to expose everyone.Faisal B Hussain
the best thing about #Opisrael is that it put israel in the defense for the first time in 6 decades. #israel #PalestineGaza Writes Back