Cyberattack performed by Anonymous hackers on Israeli government ministry’s website
Members of Anonymous hacked into the website of the Israeli Periphery Development Ministry’s Galilee Development Authority leaving a message with the organization’s symbol: “Israel is helping human terrorist groups,” they wrote.
By Judith Abramson
The website of the Israeli Periphery Development Ministry’s Galilee Development Authority was broken into by hackers from Anonymous, most likely by the group’s Palestinian branch. “Israel is helping human terrorist groups for the continued sale of weaponry to the Burmese junta after intensified violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority,” the hackers wrote in a message on the website.
“More than 100 tanks, as well as boats and light weapons have been sold to the Burmese government by Israeli arms companies,” the hackers continued.
The Israeli Periphery, Negev and Galilee Development Ministry issued an official statement regarding the cyberattack. “We are evaluating the incident with the relevant officials,” the statement read. “On the website operated by the Galilee Development Authority within the ministry, there is much important content for residents of the Galilee such as projects, benefits and information about cultural events. We are working with relevant officials so that the website will return to its normal operation as soon as possible.”