Pro-Palestine vandals deface Army, NATO sites
Online vandals protesting Israel’s military action in Gaza have defaced thousands of websites, including high-profile sites belonging to the US Army, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and a Washington-based group that oversees homeland security.
The attacks on Thursday left several of them inoperable some 24 hours later. Websites belonging to the Army’s Military District of Washington and the Joint Force Headquarters of the National Capital Region, which is responsible for homeland security in the Washington DC area, were both unreachable on late Friday. NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly’s website was back online.
A group calling itself Agd_Scopr/Peace Crew claimed responsibility for the attacks. They defaced the sites with anti-US and anti-Israel slogans and images.
Meanwhile, the website of the Stop the War Coalition has also been hacked, although the culprits are as yet unknown.
A group of pro-Israeli hackers have launched mass denial of service attacks against pro-Hamas websites, encouraging users to put their computers at the hackers’ disposal.