Monday, August 11, 2014

Data Breach Bulletin: Anonymous Launches Cyber Attack on Israeli Websites

ForbesMossad and IDF – Anonymous strikes again, this time launching a cyberwar against the Israeli government, the International Business Times reports. The attacks, announced on one of Anonymous’ twitter accounts, are believed to be partially in retaliation for the killing of Tayeb Abu Shehada, 22, who was shot by an Israeli soldier while wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol associated with the hacktivist organization.  The attacks are part of a larger campaign called #OpSaveGaza, targeting many Israeli websites in the past weeks. Anonymous claims that more than 100 websites were taken offline in the attacks, including sites belonging to Mossad and the Israel Defense Force. Israel claims the effects of the attacks on their websites have been limited.