JERUSALEM (JTA) — International computer hacking groups called on Muslim hackers to attack U.S. and Israeli websites and other Internet presences on 9/11.
The threat for Wednesday was posted last week in a YouTube video by the hacker groups Anonymous, AnonGhost and Fallaga. The groups are protesting Israeli policies on the Palestinians.
“Hi, Israel, do you remember us?” says the computer-modified voice in the video. “We are the same people who f—–d you on April 7. And now we are back to punish you again.”
“America, Israel. We will show you.” At its end, the video issues a call to “Free Palestine.”
In April, on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Anonymous tried to “erase Israel from the Internet,” as it had threatened in a similar YouTube video. In the so-called OpIsrael attack, several Israeli government websites were affected, Israeli business websites were brought down and Israeli Facebook pages were hacked.
The new attack has been codenamed OpIsraelReborn. Other hacker groups also have released videos on YouTube in an effort to organize Muslim hackers.
In advance of the threatened 9/11 attack, hackers published a list with data from an Israeli Web hosting site on some 165,000 Israelis, including email addresses, passwords, names, home addresses and mobile phone numbers.