Since October 7, 2023, the Israel-Hamas war has grown on cyber-space as much as on the ground. There is a lot of targeting and cyber-war going on between the two countries and their supporters. Among all the categories, DDoS attacks are the most common ones in the Pro-Palestine cyberattacks and counter-attacks, media reports suggest.
The DDoS Pro-Palestine cyberattacks against Israeli websites that provide rocket attack alerts rose within an hour of Hamas’ intrusion into the Israeli land during the early morning hours.
The attacks peaked between 4.15 am to 4.20 am, according to Cloudflare. Some Israeli websites were also hacked and defaced by pro-Palestine hackers as a part of a preplanned attack against Israel. Here is a screenshot displaying one of them.
Pro-Palestine AnonGhost targeted the Israeli rocket alert app and sent a fake “nuclear bomb is coming” alert causing massive panic across the nation already struggling to cope with thousands of missiles bombarding their land, reported Cybernews.
Media websites were the prime target in the pro-Palestine cyberattacks (DDoS Attacks) against Israel, followed by computer software, BFSI and government administration, suggested news reports.
In this series, there are additional cyberattacks that are adding up to the list of ever-increasing cybercrime during the Israel-Hamas war. These attacks are happening from and on the websites of countries that are either in support of Israel or Palestine.
1. Pro-Palestine Cyberattacks on Singaporean Websites
Pro-Palestine hackers AnonGhost, 4-EXPLOITATION and Ghost Team have launched multiple persistent attacks against Singaporean websites. They have also leaked the database of a Singaporean national monument and temple’s website.
Post the database theft, the hackers also defaced the website, reported StealthMole.
2. Pro-Palestine Cyberattacks on Japanese Websites
Pro-Palestine hackers IRoX Team hacked several Japanese websites and wrote “Vistory is for Islam- We are the soldiers of Allah- We always stand by our Palestinian Muslim brothers through technology. #SavePalestine #StandWithPalestine”
This attack happened due to Japan’s support for Israel in the Israel-Hamas war.
3. Pro-Palestine Cyberattacks on Italian Websites
Pro-Palestine hackers Mysterious Team Bangladesh targeted multiple Italian websites as Italy stands with Israel in the Israel-Hamas war.
The prime targets were the websites of Italy’s global news agency Inter Press Service, Research Council of Italy, Aero Italia and Cargolux Italy.
4. Pro-Palestine Cyberattacks on Belgian Websites
Politico Europe, a news website based in Brussels, Belgium had its data leaked on a platform called BreachForums by a user named “cookiemonster.
This user is active on the platform since July this year and has exposed the database of the website that has over 18155 active users across the globe.
5. Cyberattack on City of Victorville’s Website
NoEscape group has claimed to have access of at least 200GB of data which they warn to expose if their deadline of ransom demand exceeds. The website hosts data of around 135,000 residents of the City of Victorville. They have warned to expose all the data that they have managed to steal.
Pro-Palestine Cyberattacks have been on the rise ever since the emergence of the Israel-Hamas war, and have started to peak now. It is the responsibility of the governments and businesses to stay extra vigilant to reduce the chances of such mishappenings.
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