Israeli hackers operating under the name “IDF Team” brought down the website of
the Arab Bank of Palestine Thursday morning in retaliation for an attack on
Israel’s Anti-Drug Authority website.
In a message sent to The Jerusalem
overnight on Thursday, members of IDF Team said that by 10 a.m., the
Gaza-based Arab Bank of Palestine’s website would be disabled, together with the
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On Wednesday night, Arab hackers
succeeded in breaking into the server of the Anti- Drug Authority, and
redirecting visitors to a website which features images of Palestinian gunmen
crouching near a depiction of the Aksa Mosque in Jerusalem.
“death to Israel” were written in Hebrew alongside extensive Arabic
“Gaza hackers were here” was also written on the Web
The attack represented an escalation from the distributed denial of
service attack earlier this week against the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al,
which took the sites offline, but did not compromise their servers.
Team described the latest hacks as “terrorist acts against Israel” and condemned
“attempts to disrupt the normal course of life in Israel.”
hackers warned that “if there are no change in the near future... [we] will
disable stock market sites, government sites, and sites related to... economy
and even security.”
Also on Thursday, anti-Israel hackers said they
published an additional 7,000 Israeli credit card companies.
publication included the full credit card numbers, security codes that appear on
the backs of the cards, and expiration dates.