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Anonymous targets Israel in another cyberattack
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 01:27:24 -0500 (CDT)


By Steven Musil
CNet News
April 7, 2013

Anonymous claims that a cyberattack launched against Israeli government Web sites this weekend has caused billions of dollars of damage, although Israeli officials say there have been no major disruptions.

The group claimed it hacked more than a dozen official Israeli Web sites, including those for the Israel Police, the Prime Minister's Office, the Israel Securities Authority, the Immigrant Absorption Ministry, and the Central Bureau of Statistics. The country's page for the Ministry of Defense was offline today as well, which Anonymous took credit for hacking in a tweet:

The group estimates that #OpIsrael has caused more than $3 billion in damage, hacking more than 100,000 Web sites, 40,000 Facebook accounts, and 30,000 bank accounts belonging to Israelis.

However, Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, of the government's National Cyber Bureau, said the campaign has caused minimal disruption to key government Web sites.


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