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Although the hactivist group Anonymous had declared its supporters would attack Israel on April 7 and "erase Israel from cyberspace," the damage from Anonymous so far appears to be minimal to Israeli government and bank websites that are among the main targets. However, now Israeli hactivists are fired up and counter-striking at Palestinian, Iranian and Turkish website targets.
Evidence collected from a website that was recently used to flood U.S. banks with junk traffic suggests that the people behind the ongoing DDoS attack campaign against U.S. financial institutions -- thought by some to be the work of Iran -- are using botnets for hire.
Anonymous-led denial of service attacks continued unabated for the second day Friday against Israeli government and corporate websites in retaliation for airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.
Hacktivists' Operation Israel campaign, which started at 3 a.m. Eastern Thursday, hit about 100 sites, the group said
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