The number of participants in the event pages of the #OpIsrael campaign, as of the first week of April 2017, is approximately 600 Facebook users – a very low number of supporters compared to the same period in previous campaigns. In general, the response on social networks to the #OpIsrael campaign over the years since 2013 is constantly declining.
The anti-Israel threat actors can be divided into three main groups:
- Indonesian hacktivists, such as Minion Ghost
- Anonymous-affiliated hacktivists, such as Anonymous RedCult
- Pro-Palestinian groups, such as Anonymous Ghost Gaza
In addition, according to the recently-published target lists, the most targeted sectors are government, financial, media, academic and websites related to the private sector. Moreover, the most common attack vectors are DDoS, SQL Injections, defacement, exploits and shells. Additional attack vectors mentioned were spam, phishing, RAT and spreading anti-Israel SMS messages to Israeli phone numbers. Notwithstanding, we assume that the campaign’s threat level is relatively low.