Hitcher of the Muslim Liberation Army has just hacked and defaced a number of 570 Israeli websites to show support for Palestine, which is currently under heavy fire.
“The hack is done in protest against Gaza attacks by Israelis. They are killing incontinent children and women,” the hacker has told me via email.
Anonymous has also initiated a major operation against Israel – OpIsrael – that’s supported by hacktivists from all over the world.
However, Hitcher claims that although the goal of the protest is the same, he is not working with Anonymous. Instead, the defacements have been made on behalf of Pakistan and Muslim hackers.
In the meantime, other hacktivists are busy launching distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks against Israeli government websites, including the ones of the presidency, the prime minister and various other departments.