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Israel faces 44 million attacks on websites in response to Gaza offensive

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) blog was one of many websites hacked by Anonymous. MmMMMM

The Israeli government has become a victim of cyber-warfare attacks since Operation Pillar of Defense began four days ago. On Saturday, hacktivist group Anonymous launched a massive attack on over 700 Israeli websites.

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.

Steinitz said the government has come up with a backup for “essential websites,” should they be taken down by hackers.

“This is an unprecedented attack, and our success has been greater than we anticipated,”he said.

He did not say who was responsible for the hacking attempts. He also declined to disclose which countries the attacks were coming from.

His comments come just one day after hacktivist group Anonymous launched a massive attack on almost 700 Israeli websites, calling the campaign #OpIsrael.

The group took down the Israeli president’s official website and the blog of the country’s Defense Force, www.idfblog.com. The collective posted the news on Twitter using their infamous #TANGO DOWN hashtag. The blog is still down.

Screenshot from idfblog.com
Screenshot from idfblog.com

It also attacked the website of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s international development program, in a protest against an alleged Israeli threat to cut the Gaza Strip’s internet connections.

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