Anonymous, the world’s most vocal “hacktivist collective,” has trained its cyber lasers on Israel for #Op-Israel, and is duly warning the world, “If you support Zionism, YOU BETTER SECURE YOUR SITE.”
Because heaven forbid anyone on the Internet should have an opinion contrary to that of Anonymous.
The hack strike, which in all likelihood will be a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack coupled with some nasty malware infections, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 7. The evening of that Sunday marks the beginning of Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel.
That’s awfully classy of you, Anonymous. How many Holocaust deniers are in your ranks?
In an interview with The Hacker Post, team hacker leader code-named Mauritania Attacker said, "The hacking teams have decided to unite against Israel as one entity, and Israel should be getting prepared to be 'erased' from the Internet. It's going to be the biggest-ever operation launched against any country, it's going to be Huge [sic]."
Again, Holocaust Memorial Day is when Anonymous chose to “erase Israel from the map.” Is there someone maybe named Mahmoud Ahmadinejad among your ranks, perchance?
An Israeli government official told Haaretz, “We are following this and preparing for April 7.” Expected targets include websites of major banks, credit card companies and communications firms, Times of Israel reported. Uri Rivner, head of cyber strategy at BioCatch, a behavioral profiling website that specializes in cyber criminals, told the Times of Israel that civilians would be well advised to avoid the threatened or infected websites for several days after Holocaust Memorial Day.
Last week, Anonymous claimed to have hacked Israeli government websites and stolen the identities and personal information of supposed Mossad agents all over the world.
Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran have also been the targets of Anonymous’s shenanigans.
Maya covers the U.N., Europe, and the Middle East for IBTimes. She joined the company in July 2012 after having previously worked with DNAinfo.com and Gawker.