Anonymous hacker group targets Israeli websites

  • Hacking group Anonymous launched a series of cyber attacks against websites in Israel on Friday.

    Data bombardments briefly knocked several sites offline while others were defaced with pro-Palestinian messages.

    The OpIsrael campaign was launched in retaliation for the attacks on Gaza.

    In a statement posted on its AnonRelations website, Anonymous said the campaign came due to threats made by the Israeli government to cut Gaza's telecommunication links.

    "We are ANONYMOUS and NO ONE shuts down the Internet on our watch," it said.