Anonymous takes down over 650 Israeli sites, wipes databases, leaks email addresses and passwords
When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) this week began taking military action in the Gaza strip against Hamas (as the IDF announced on Twitter), Anonymous declared its own war as part of #OpIsrael. Among the casualties are thousands of email addresses and passwords, hundreds of Israeli Web sites, government-owned as well as privately owned pages, as well as databases belonging to Bank Jerusalem and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
One bit of the much larger article that stands out:
Another AnonPaste includes 2,004 email addresses, the majority of which appear to have corresponding passwords, allegedly stolen from an MySQL database belonging to dirotmodiin.co.il, a site for finding real estate in Israel. Many of them are hosted on Israeli domains, but there are also the usual Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo accounts.
This makes it clear that they are not targeting political entities within Israel but actual Israeli citizens who having nothing to do with the actions of their government. That’s terrorism and should be treated as such.
Read the whole thing. I’m not going to copy and paste anon’s hate screed here.