'Anonymous' hacks children with cancer website in Israel
Well what do you expect from people with the emotional maturity of a 12-year old girl?
The hackers' group Anonymous said Saturday that its planned attack on Israel has begun and will intensify Sunday. One of its prime targets is a website for an NGO that assists children with cancer.
The group announced that 19,000 Israeli Facebook accounts have already been hacked. In addition it said, personal details of students from Haifa University have been compromised, as have hundreds of passwords to Israeli email accounts.
Several dozen sites belonging to Israeli NGOs have been damaged, the web vandals claimed, including that of Larger than Life, and NGO for children with cancer.
"The website of Larger than Life has been under attack from pro-Palestinian hackers for a week," Larger than Life wrote on its Facebook page Thursday, "and every day they take down our site and plant different content - flags, a skull, symbols and all sorts of hate-related things."
"It is too bad that this is happening, of all places, to a website for an organization whose purpose is one of love, and assistance to every cancer stricken child under treatment in Israel, without differentiating on the basis of religion, race or nationality."
As of 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Israel time, the site appeared to be up.
Anonymous may have met its match, however. Israeli hackers are fighting back:
Meanwhile, Israeli hackers began to retaliate against the anti-Israel hack attacks, called #OpIsrael, with an operation of their own against sites in countries associated with the anti-Israel groups. A group called the Israeli Elite Strike Force over the weekend disabled dozens of sites in Pakistan, Iran, Syria, and several north African countries - and even acquired a domain name associated with the OpIsrael attack - opisrael.com. Instead of listing the sites anti-Israel hackers have defaced, that site features educational facts about Israel and the Jewish people, and a warning to anti-Israel groups that Israeli hackers were ready to fight fire with fire.
Not very heroic behavior from the leftist heroes. Largely made up of a bunch of Peter Pans who never grew up emotionally, Anonymous continues to violate the most fundamental rights of privacy and standards of decency.
Let's hope the Israeli response significantly affects their mischief.