Even as Israel fends off relentless rocket attacks from Gaza, government and private websites are under siege from hackers, who have mounted 44 million cyberattacks in less than a week, the government said.
The international hacker collective Anonymous, which has broken into websites of international banks, governments and even the CIA, said it mounted #OpIsrael to protest Israels "Operation Pillar of Defense against rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip.
"The reasons for Anonymous intervention through #OpIsrael should be abundantly clear: What is happening in Palestine is oppression, Anonymous declared. They have no navy, no army, or air force. There is no war in Gaza.
Another web attack came Monday from a Pakistani group, which shut down the Israeli Groupon site. Visitors to the site found as expletive-laden screed against Israel and Jews. Groupon assured customers that no security breach occurred. (continue reading...)(...more)