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article imageMillions of cyber attacks launched against Israel

By Eric Morales     Nov 18, 2012 in World
Jerusalem - As Israel continues to launch Operation Pillar of Defense against the Gaza Strip, a second front has been opened up against the Israeli state, this one however is in cyber space, where 5,000 Israeli officials have seen their personal information leaked.
According to the JTA the Jewish state has fended off around forty-four million cyber attacks since the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Pillar of Defense in the densely populated Gaza Strip.
Yuval Steinitz the Israeli Finance Minister says most of the attacks have been thwarted except for one which shut down a website for a brief period of time.
Since the beginning of recent hostilities the Jewish state has targeted over 800 sites in Gaza. The operation was launched with the assassination of Hamas commander Ahmad Jabari on Wednesday.
Anonymous is believed to have brought down over 700 private and public websites over the weekend in Israel, including the website of the Kadima party, the Foreign Ministry's Mashav department, which coordinates the foreign aid Israel provides.
The Anonymous cyber attack was dubbed OpIsrael by the group and began Thursday, with several distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks, in which websites are flooded with service until they crash, according to the Huffington Post.
The hackitivist group used it's site to post the personal information, including ID numbers and email addresses of over 5,000 Israeli officials according to RT.
Sunday was the bloodiest day in the conflict in the Gaza Strip, when all the members of the Dalau family were killed in an Israeli airstrike.
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