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Anonymous Attacks Israeli Websites In Response To IDF Operation In Gaza 560

An anonymous reader writes "On Thursday, Anonymous reported that it took down close to 40 Israeli government and security establishment websites, although the single website that they presented as having been attacked belonged to a security and cleaning services company. The report came after Likud MK Danny Danon announced earlier in the week that his website had been taken down by a group calling itself TeaM KuWaiT HaCkErS. Danon's website had been hosting an online petition calling for the Israeli government to cut off the supply of electricity going from Israel to Gaza. " A report at Russia Today puts the number at "hundreds" of sites, instead.
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Anonymous Attacks Israeli Websites In Response To IDF Operation In Gaza

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  • by Trepidity ( 597 ) <delirium-slashdot.hackish@org> on Saturday November 17, 2012 @11:45AM (#42012161)

    Slashdot seems to love reporting this recurring story, I guess because you can write it with mad-libs...

    • Slashdot seems to love reporting this recurring story, I guess because you can write it with mad-libs...


  • Did anyone notice: (Score:5, Interesting)

    by arthurpaliden ( 939626 ) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @11:49AM (#42012185)
    You notice that the rocket attacks on Israel increased as the chances of Assad winning in Syria decreased. Almost like someone wanted to get Syria off the front page.
    • Don't overdo associations...

      For example, from a few minutes ago: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20375395 [bbc.co.uk]

      "Fifty children aged four to six years old and the driver of the school bus they were on were killed when their vehicle was hit by a train in central Egypt on Saturday, officials said."

      Hmmm... Who ran that train? Hmmm... Maybe an Israeli soldier or an Assad ally? Hmmmm...

      No. Don't overdo associations. Shit happens in the Middle East anyhow.

      • by Sun ( 104778 )

        A word of advice. This is slashdot on a subject usually causing heated discussions. Use the <sarcasm> tag or risk the consequences of people who don't stop to think.


    • just like Hussein did from Iraq in the first Gulf War

      it changes the subject in people's minds: "it's not about Assad, it's about Israel"

      Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel, Israel... obsession.

      Am I the only person left on the planet who just doesn't care that much about Israel, for or against?

      • by Zocalo ( 252965 )
        I'm sure that Assad attacking Israel would work out brilliantly. Assad's government has been unable to put down (an accurate description, I'd say) a civil war that has been raging for over 18 months now, so you are suggesting he divert military resources from trying to do that to open a second front against Israel? Avoiding some rather obvious parallels about second fronts, that didn't work out too well for Syria the last time [wikipedia.org] they tried it, and that was with the assistance of Egypt (then the UAR) and Jor
    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      You're so right, it has nothing to do with Israel's ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The people of Gaza are just a bunch of stooges who have an irrational hatred of Jews and would otherwise harbor no ill will towards Israel for blockading their territory for the last 45 years while spending 40 years of that attempting to establish Jewish-only colonies on land confiscated by the IDF, or for spending the last 60 years refusing to allow half of the population to return to their own homes inside of what

    • by gtall ( 79522 )

      Except that Hamas has sided with the rebels in Syria, they be closer in what passes for Islamic philosophy than Assad's eclectic mix of Alawites, Christians, Druze, etc. On the other hand, Iran, which does back Syria, also backs Hamas. Also, Hamas has been taking flack from more radical groups on the Gaza strip for not doing more to provoke Israel.

      I think that latter was probably the biggest influence except for....the Muslim Brotherhood took over in Egypt. They aren't going anywhere even if the people vote

      • by fnj ( 64210 )

        The Egyptian Muslim Bros. would/will never lose an election, and would/will never have to blatantly and publicly deny the outcome of one. They would just (1) keep pandering to the baser instincts of the voters, just like a certain other, unnamed, political party always does, and (2) pre-rig the elections, again just like the aforementioned unnamed party. The only way they ever lose is if they commit physical suicide, like the Nazis, or political suicide, like the Communists in the USSR.

        This has nothing to d

  • Anonymous (Score:4, Insightful)

    by dskoll ( 99328 ) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @12:03PM (#42012247) Homepage

    Anonymous are a bunch of losers. They just want to revel in the limelight and taking the Palestinian side against Israel happens to be cool among leftists, anarchists, and other spoiled children with too much time and money and not enough wisdom.

    The best approach to anonymous is to ignore them. If they don't get the attention they seek, they'll go back to wanking off to online porn in their moms' basements.

    • Re:Anonymous (Score:5, Informative)

      by TheGratefulNet ( 143330 ) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @12:20PM (#42012379)


      really? or are you in parrot-what-the-talking-head says mode?

      no leftists are in favor of the combined arab aggression that wishes israel off the map (more accurately, all jews dead).

      left leaning people support democracy and its core principles. the israelis are the ONLY ones in that entire region that have any similarity to our western ways of thought and our world views.

      get fucking real and stop the paroting of bullshit talking points.

      you may not agree with all that israel does, but you cannot seriously take the arab view that 'death to isreal' is at all a valid thing to have as a goal.

      anyone who takes that point, even a little, is to be dismissed.

      • by dskoll ( 99328 )

        leftists? really?

        Yes, really. Most leftist organizations and peace [sic] groups outside Israel are pretty much uniformly against Israel. You may be leftist and not against Israel, but that's going against the official positions of most leftist groups. Just look at the official stances of rabble.ca, cupe.ca, the "BDS" movement, etc.

        And self-styled anarchists like the bozos behind AdBusters are very anti-Israel. [adbusters.org]

        no leftists are in favor of the combined arab aggression that wishes israel off the map (more

    • Amen to all-o-that :-) If one of them stopped at Wikipedia for 10 seconds, they probably wouldn't be siding with Hamas.
    • by Anonymous Coward

      ...taking the Palestinian side against Israel happens to be cool among leftists, anarchists, and other spoiled children with too much time and money and not enough wisdom.

      And taking Israel's side is a wiser choice because ....?

      Isn't Israel the ones who are stealing land and building "settlements" on that land? And where there is a chance for peace, isn't it the "Settlers" who start something because they don't want to give up the land they stole? Actually, it was the IDF who steals it under the guise of "security".

      See, this is the way I see it: you have two groups of people who want the same piece of land. One group did a marvelous job of playing off World powers and suck

      • The Israelis were attacked in 1967. The Arabs lost. They need to get over it. They won't get all that land back. Israel will maintain better defensible borders and will not give up _any_ of Jerusalem (their capital city).

        Should Germany get back the parts of Poland and France they lost in 1945? Same issue.

      • by dskoll ( 99328 ) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @02:56PM (#42013527) Homepage

        And taking Israel's side is a wiser choice because ....?

        Because Israel is a secular democracy. Despite the noise of Jewish religious extremists, their positions are not widely shared in Israel.

        Because Israel's basic laws do not contain a call to genocide the way the Hamas charter [wikipedia.org] quotes religious texts calling for the killing of Jews.

        We in the West should let these pathetic little people kill one another off and we should keep our noses out of it.

        Yes. The West and everyone else should let Israel defend itself without having to worry about outside interference and without anti-Israel rhetoric being spewed at the UN and elsewhere.

    • I almost agree with you, but you just had to add that whole 'leftist, anarchists and other spoiled children' thing.

      In one move, you took an argument that I think virtually everyone would agree with, and made yourself look like a brainless Fox News addled idiot instead.

      Well done! Excellent illustration of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!

    • by Zocalo ( 252965 )
      I don't think the degree of an individual's political leaning to the left or right has much to do with how they feel about the situation in Israel, but I do agree that this is absolutely attention seeking by Anonymous (or more likely an Anti-Semite subset thereof), and pretty uninformed attention seeking at that, which is probably doing their overall "cause", such as it is, far more harm than good. I'm expecting some visible signs of a schism within the ranks of Anonymous over this before the day is out.
  • I was under the impression it had something to do with the possible Internet blockade

    But when the government of Israel publicly threatened to sever all Internet and other telecommunications into and out of Gaza they crossed a line in the sand.

    http://www.anonpaste.me/anonpaste2/index.php?0c3787b9e504b257#4vuPTzmEXo9+uyq78aSSgvqJgb1nV5DwOZXdau60ajQ= [anonpaste.me]

    If I read the source they try to spin as this has something to do with the military actions which isn't really the case. I kinda hate this kind of pro
  • So anonymous took down a bunch of websites. Even as a nerd, I'm trying to figure out what part of this news actually matters.

    Israel is pasting Palestine into a bloody smear, so anonymous takes down some of their websites. Oooooooh! I'm bet they're reeeeal scaaaaared now! Thanks to anonymous' DDOS, the war is going to stop! (Preemptive Whoosh here for those who couldn't figure out that the above was sarcasm.)

    If they manage to do what they did with that law firm whose name I've already forgotten (during

  • Until the participants begin turning up dead with small caliber gunshots to the back of the head.

  • by assertation ( 1255714 ) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @02:54PM (#42013505)

    So, Hamas fires 200 rockets into Israel. Israel retaliates and "anonymous" cyberattcks their web sites. Yes, you are the villian if you do something about someone shooting rockets into your city.

    Every time an issues likes this comes up liberals love to paint Israel as the villian, they swear they are not anti-semetic and they NEVER answer the question what they would do if someone fired rockets into their home town.

    I never see American critiques turning over their land to a Native American foundation and moving to Europe. Ditto for Europeans, they have all lived on each others land ( after slaughtering for it ) for time immoralial. Lets not remind them of how Muslims are treated in their countries either.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"