Anonymous Launches OpIsrael DDoS Attacks

Hacktivist collective said the attacks are in response to the Israeli government threatening to sever all Internet connections to and from Gaza strip.The hacktivist group Anonymous Thursday announced that it would begin launching online attacks against a number of Israeli government sites, as part of its ongoing Operation Israel (OpIsrael).The Anonymous distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks began at 10 a.m. Israeli time (3 a.m. Eastern time).
http://www.informationweek.com/security/attacks/anonymous-launches-opisrael-ddos-attacks/240142149Also see:Israeli government websites under mass hacking attack
More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to name, but it was up and running after 10 minutes of downtime.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/uk-palestinians-israel-hacking-idUKBRE8AH0DC20121118
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7968138/Israeli-govt-sites-under-massive-hacking-attack

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