Hacker group Anonymous threatens to wipe Israel off the web
Hacktivist group Anonymous publishes video threatening Israel and planning a three-stage attack, including erasing Israel from the Internet • Video: You [Israel] try to better the lives of a select few while carelessly trampling the liberties of the masses.
Israel Hayom Staff
Planning to wipe Israel off of the internet, the Anonymous hacker group.
Photo credit: YouTube footage
Hacker group Anonymous released a video on Friday warning that Israel was “unworthy to exist in its current form and therefore will face the wrath of Anonymous.” The threat follows two months of hacking attacks against Israel, during which the country was reportedly subjected to 1,000 hacking attempts a minute and had dozens of both government and commerce websites taken down by hackers.
The video criticizes “Zionist bigotry” and says Israel is trying to “better the lives of a select few while carelessly trampling the liberties of the masses .. As the world weeps you [Israel] laugh, while planning your next attack. All of this is done in the veil of peace but so long as your regime exists, peace shall be hindered. You label all who refuse to comply with your superstitious demands as anti-Semitic and have taken steps to ensure a nuclear holocaust.”
In the video, Anonymous plans a three-stage attack on Israel, the first stage of which will be the removal of Israel from the Internet. The second and third stages have yet to be disclosed, but the video claims the third step will be “a present from Anonymous” to Israel.
Anonymous is a loose organization of hackers that lacks any known leadership structure and comes together on the Internet. Most of its members are involved in hacking websites, but not every member of Anonymous is a hacker.
The group initiates civil disobedience while attempting to maintain anonymity and function as an global source of anarchy. Anonymous took shape on a number of websites and chat communities at the start of the Internet era. Young people with technological skills met there and over time developed an Internet subculture.