Anonymous hacker group vows crusade against Israeli gov't

February 10, 2012 07:23


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International hacker group Anonymous released a video on YouTube overnight Thursday threatening to launch a crusade against the Israeli government, which it accused of committing "crimes against humanity."

The release of the clip came amid an internet feud between Israeli and Arab hackers that began in early January when a Saudi hacker published tens of thousands of Israeli credit card numbers online. Anonymous, a loosely organized international group of hackers who seek anarchy through disrupting government and law enforcement networks, threatened to shut down the Knesset website in June 2011, but failed to carry out the threat.

In the clip released overnight Thursday, the group vowed to "systematically" remove the Israeli government from the internet.

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