On the first anniversary of their 2013 attack, the notorious group of hackers have again targeted Israeli government websites
Hacker group AnonymousOpIsrael attacked Israeli government websites Monday, Haaretz reports. The pro-Palestinian organization gained access to the websites of the Israeli Education Ministry, the Postal Service and the Central Bureau of Statistics.
Anonymous issued a warning message via YouTube Sunday urging their â€œbrothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, database leak, admin takeover and DNS terminate the Israeli cyberspace by any means necessary.â€
A cyberattack by the group on April 7, 2013 took down a large number of Israeli websites, including those of the Defense Ministry and the Prime Ministerâ€™s office. The hackers also published a list of credit card numbers and email addresses apparently lifted from the website of a business selling equipment to the Israeli military. The government said the actions had not caused significant damage to Israelâ€™s online infrastructure.
AnonymousOpIsrael stated that the latest attack was in retaliation for â€œcrimes against humanityâ€ which the group says the Israeli government committed against Palestinians.