has claimed responsibility for the cyber attack against the Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts of Israeli Deputy Premier Silvan Shalom. The group
hacked the accounts and filled the pages with pro-Palestine status updates.
also claim to have hacked Shalom's email account and to have extracted personal email, documents and contacts. Hackers have announced plans to release these documents shortly.
A screen image of Shalom's Twitter page is below:
In the Twitter feed, the hacktivists call for protests against "unjust war and occupation," and asked, "Who can bare [sic] to see the horror, the deaths of children and innocent people trying to protect their occupied land?"
This attack comes only a few days after the hacktivist group, Anonymous, leaked personal information
of 5,000 Israeli officials.
The Facebook page appears to have been removed, but the following is a screen capture, courtesy RT
The hacked YouTube page is still currently available and is featuring a video titled "Long Live Palestine! Free Palestine | ZHC "
Israeli Finance Minister, Yuval Steinitz, has acknowledged the wave of cyber attacks and says that the government is now waging a war on a "second front." He told AP
that over the past few days, Israel has “deflected 44 million cyber-attacks on government websites.”