On February 9, 2014, anti-Israeli hacker groups announced a cyber operation against Israel scheduled for March 10. According to a press release issued on Pastebin, all hacktivists worldwide are called upon “to wipe Israel yet again off the cyber web on March 10th, 2014 on the anniversary of Israels attack on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s office in Gaza City”.
The attackers published a target list of about 1,360 websites, including government websites, banks and financial institutions, media outlets, academic institutions, defense industry, etc. We have identified several hacker groups that will participate in the campaign. One of them is AnonGhost that initiated the April 7, 2014 campaign. Another interesting group is RedHack – a Turkish hacker group that recently waged several high-profile attacks.
The attackers have also created an official Twitter account and a Facebook page, where they have posted links to download various attack tools, such as DDoS, SQL, RAT, keyloggers and more.
As was the case in previous campaigns, we assume that pro-Palestinian hacker groups will launch cyberattacks against Israeli websites, but with a low success rate, especially with regard to banks and critical infrastructure websites.
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