More than 750 of Israel’s government sites have been hacked by Moroccan ‘Team Evil’ since the Gaza air attacks.
“You’re killing Palestinians, we’re killing servers,” the hackers said, as reported by ynetnews.com
“The war is taking place on three fronts. The first is physical, the second is on the world of social networks and the third is cyber,” Carmela Avner, Israel’s Chief Information Officer told Reuters.
President Shimon Peres’ site underwent 10 million hacking efforts, 7 million were launched to crack the Foreign Ministry and a further three million on the site of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Although not the first, the online attack has been the largest experienced by Israel. Team Evil also made its mark in April.
“We are a group of Moroccan hackers that hack into sites as part of the resistance in the war with Israel. We attack Israeli sites every day. This is our duty…hacking is not a crime,” a Team Evil spokesperson told ynet in a previous report.
These events follow the military movements in the Gaza area where the Israel Defence Force (IDF) has been active since Wednesday, November 14. The bombing of a power station and three bridges in an attempt to prevent the movement of the kidnapped Israeli army member, Corporal Gilad Shavit, was launched as part of the Summer Rains attack by Israel.
Leon Panetta, US Defence Secretary explained “cyberspace was the battlefield of the future”. Hackers mainly target banks and financial systems.
Social media is also being used as a tool in the battle between Palestine and Israel.