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Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials

Published time: November 18, 2012 17:32
Edited time: November 18, 2012 21:47
(AFP Photo / Hazem Bader)

(AFP Photo / Hazem Bader)

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online.

­The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials.

The message said: "It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries." 

(Screenshot from anonpaste.me)
(Screenshot from anonpaste.me)

The group also said "Israeli Gov. this is/will turn into a cyberwar."

Earlier, the group hacked over 700 hundred Israeli websites, including the Bank of Jerusalem, the Israeli Defence Ministry, the IDF blog, the President's official website and many others.

Most of the sites remain down.

The country’s finance minister has acknowledged the recent wave of attacks, saying the government is now waging a war on a “second front.”

Over the past four days, Israel has “deflected 44 million cyber-attacks on government websites,” Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz told AP.

Comments (4)

Anonymous user 27.04.2013 03:39

Anonymous is wrong on this one. No one is innocent and by taking sides Anonymous is in error.

Anonymous user 18.04.2013 16:36

bringing the life of 5000 officials in danger can hardly be seen as protecting human rights.

Anonymous user 07.04.2013 03:48

Israeli Mossad kills their own citizens to start wars! "By Deception Thou Shall Wage War" - Motto

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