Anonymous blamed for hacking Israeli government websites
A pro-Palestinian cyber attack campaign was launched against Israeli government websites today but did not cause serious disruption, an Israeli statement said.
Over the weekend, email messages and websites using the name of the Anonymous hacking group said a campaign had been launched in solidarity with the Palestinian people to “erase Israel from cyberspace” on Sunday.
Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, who founded the government’s Cyber Bureau two years ago, told Israel Radio there had been some disruptions to several websites, such as the Education Ministry, whose security protocols had yet to be updated.
“They have not managed to disrupt even one website that has been protected (by the bureau) – the really important sites,” Ben Yisrael said.
The website was back on line on Sunday afternoon local time.