Anonymous hackers take down Mossad website against Gaza attacks

The hacktivist group Anonymous has claimed responsibility of taking down the official website of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad against Gaza attacks.

Mossad’s website was taken down in a DDoS attack early morning, claims one of the Anonymous hacker on Twitter. The attack seems to be massive as it has been over 10 hours that the site is down.

One of the tweet claiming the responsibility of attack:

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Another tweet shows Anonymous announcing their support for Palestine:

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A screenshot shows Mossad’s website is still down:

anonymous-takes-down-mossad-website-against-gaza-attacksThere are several other tweets from @AnonymousGlobo with links of more Israeli websites targeted under the banner of #OpSaveGaza. One of the tweets urges everyone to join Anonymous in cyber attacks against Israel.

At the same time, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma’an News Agency, 22-year-old Tayeb Abu Shehada was killed in the village of Huwwara near Nablus in the West Bank on Friday “after both Israeli settlers and soldiers opened fire on demonstrators.”

Pictures posted on Twitter subsequently claim that Shehada was killed while he was wearing the iconic Guy Fawkes mask which is so closely associated with the online hacktivist group Anonymous. Once the images went viral, Anonymous had vowed to take revenge from the Israeli army, reported by Ibtimes.

Here are some of the pictures:

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A couple of weeks ago Anonymous had asked elite hackers to join them in a cyber attack against Israel. Read other tweets from Anonymous on cyber attacks against Israel here.

At the time of publishing this article, Mossad’s website was down and showing an error message.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.