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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:19 AM

Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials

Source: RT



Published: 18 November, 2012, 21:32

Internet hacktivist group Anonymous has declared cyberwar on Israel, posting personal data of five thousand Israeli officials online.

­The group used their Anonpaste.me site to address a message to the Israeli government before linking to the page with names, ID numbers and personal emails of 5,000 officials.

The message said: "It has come to our attention that the Israeli government has ignored repeated warnings about the abuse of human rights, shutting down the internet in Israel and mistreating its own citizens and those of its neighboring countries."


Read more: http://rt.com/news/anonymous-israel-officials-leaked-002/



See also: Israel faces 44 million attacks on websites in response to Gaza offensive

Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza


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Reply Anonymous leaks personal information of 5,000 Israeli officials (Original post)
DeSwiss Nov 2012 OP
JimDandy Nov 2012 #1
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #3
Berlum Nov 2012 #14
Tunkamerica Nov 2012 #4
aquart Nov 2012 #9
JimDandy Nov 2012 #15
druidity33 Nov 2012 #18
Kolesar Nov 2012 #19
Ash_F Nov 2012 #5
merrily Nov 2012 #6
pam4water Nov 2012 #20
arikara Nov 2012 #24
ret5hd Nov 2012 #27
midnight Nov 2012 #2
loudsue Nov 2012 #7
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #10
AldoLeopold Nov 2012 #22
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #23
aquart Nov 2012 #11
midnight Nov 2012 #25
rightsideout Nov 2012 #8
lexw Nov 2012 #12
ZM90 Nov 2012 #13
jb14621 Nov 2012 #30
Kolesar Nov 2012 #16
JudyM Nov 2012 #21
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #17
graham4anything Nov 2012 #26
yurbud Nov 2012 #28
jb14621 Nov 2012 #29
riverwalker Nov 2012 #31
riverwalker Nov 2012 #32

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:37 AM

1. "Anonymous" - Playing politics and taking sides now are we?

Notice they didn't go after the aggressor, Hamas, who started all of this with the rocket attacks. I wouldn't be surprised if this "Anonymous" crew/person is really a disgruntled Hamas hacker.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:55 AM

3. Kind of hard to hack an abacus

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:33 AM

14. The Tech Dept. is working on that right now

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:57 AM

4. were that it was as simple as you claim.

This isn't something that started a week ago with one group good and one group bad. To paint it as such is, at best, being overly simplistic.

If you read anonymous's original release they admit the situation is so confused that no one outside can easily or honestly take sides. It was only when Israel talked of cutting internet access to occupied territories that they responded.

And are you saying that all of anonymous is a 'disgruntled' (love the diminishing language) hacker? Or just this attack? ...'cuz you'd seem pretty silly if you thought the former.

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Response to Tunkamerica (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:27 AM

9. Internet access? Do not mess with it.

If that was mentioned then I'm fine with the docu-dump. And my sympathies are not divided.

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Response to Tunkamerica (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:13 AM

15. And yet... he/she/they took a side!

Not one single document released to the public from the Hamas government.

"This isn't something that started a week ago with one group good and one group bad. To paint it as such is, at best, being overly simplistic."

We're in an adult forum now. Focus, now, focus: Hamas rockets=straw.

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"And are you saying that all of anonymous..."

'I don't want to be a conspiracy theorist here, so I acknowledge 'Anonymous' could, in this case, be just one person (apparently, anyone can use the moniker).

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"...is a 'disgruntled' (love the diminishing language) hacker?"

I don't know the hacker personally, so 'disgruntled' is the harshest qualifier I felt should be used. If that is diminishing, I don't want to speculate on what 'perturbed', 'bellicose', 'angry', 'enraged', 'infuriated', 'maniacal', or even 'f***** up' would have brought in response.

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"If you read anonymous's original release they admit the situation is so confused that no one outside can easily or honestly take sides."

"Anonymous" must be an insider then: he took a side.

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" It was only when Israel talked of cutting internet access to occupied territories..."

So, if the hacker's attack came from inside Gaza, then the hacker has made the case that Israel's concerns regarding internet access were justified. In addition, the hacker believes, like Israel does, that information flow is a valid target in an escalating military conflict (hence his 5,000 email dump). Cyber warfare is here to stay. I don't think there will ever again be a military conflict in the future in which cyber and military warfare aren't merged.

I also don't think for one minute that the hacker's one-sided dump was altruistic. What really triggered the hacker's action? Hamas lobbing rocket after rocket into Israel and injuring Israelis? No. Israel retaliating by killing one of Hamas top military leaders in Gaza? No. Both sides escalating the conflict resulting in civilian casualties? Again, no! Ah, yes, here is the trigger. You said:

"It was only when Israel talked of cutting internet access to occupied territories that (Anonymous) responded."

So, only when the hacker's very livelihood, source of power, and sense of worth (Internet access) were threatened, his visceral response was to RETALIATE against the side threatening to cut off that access. Very noble.

Don't get me wrong. I am not against hackers having a whistler blower function on the world stage. I am conflicted, though, on how far hackers should interfere in a sovereign and democratically elected government's political decisions. Both Gaza and Israel ELECTED their governments democratically. This hacker was not justified in inserting himself into a military conflict by substituting his personal beliefs for a democratically elected government's reasoned response to a perceived threat based on a multitude of facts and figures at their disposal. Keep in mind, some of the facts considered by a government in their decision-making process are undoubtedly not computerized, and therefore are not even accessible to the hacker for him to use in his already compromised and myopic decision-making process. In a tense and escalating military conflict, do we really want hackers substituting their decisions for OURS (citizens as represented by their electors) under those, or any, circumstances. I don't.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:49 AM

18. Did you know

that in this offensive alone, Israel has killed more women and children than from all of the Hamas rockets, EVER? In just one week?

Hamas rockets are like spitballs compared to Israel's US stocked weapons arsenal.

Did you know that the UN considers a military blockade an Act of War?



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Response to JimDandy (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:03 AM

19. He left the thread to go chat about weed...eom

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:04 AM

5. Hamas wasn't shutting down internet access

Doubt the people in Anonymous are unified on most political issues, including the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in general, but threaten access to the internet and you can bet they would come together.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:33 AM

6. "Started all of this?" This has been going on since the 1940s.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:33 AM

20. Yes, shame, on the Palestinians for being born into an open air prison and not liking it!

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:47 PM

24. Both sides have to stop with the bombing

but Israel also has to stop with the home bulldozing and land theft that incites the situation.

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:31 PM

27. Quit taking their land.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:54 AM

2. Hopefully this will slow down some killing and both sides can work together for peace...

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Response to midnight (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:37 AM

7. Exactly. Sometimes Hamas and Netanyahu just need the civilized world to put them on time out.

I hope they can figure out a way to quit trying to obliterate each other while destroying innocent people in the process. Neither side is going to "go away". They need to learn how to come to terms.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:29 AM

10. Hmmm, let Hamas and Netanyahu hash it out?

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:52 PM

22. Two men enter, one man leaves

Break a deal, face the wheel.

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Response to AldoLeopold (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:15 PM

23. And the desert's right there, easy-peasy!

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Response to loudsue (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:31 AM

11. Perhaps a video conference with the Irish.

They must have many helpful tips.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:23 PM

25. About 15 years ago... A child hood friend went with family to visit a potential mate for her...

I won't get into that part... But she did come back and tell me she was confused as to why these two groups could not get along... They eat the same food and many speak the same language... And both sides want peace.... They want their children to learn and not fight.... Hopefully this can begin...

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:59 AM

8. Anon News has quite a bit about this

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:44 AM

12. So they stopped Rove from stealing the election...but Obama is part of the evil forces?

:/
Not hard to believe, but why bother stopping the Rove/Romney steal of an election for a country that is already lost?
What am I missing here? I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, so any info would be appreciated.

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Response to lexw (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:53 AM

13. Well anonymous loves democracy and is very pro-free speech which means it hates

internet censorship, prosecution of whistle blowers and things of that nature. Now I know Obama isn't perfect as he HAS supported things like ACTA and TPP but I don't think Obama is evil at all, I think he's a good man but is wrong on those certain issues. I do support anonymous though as I think they have done a lot of good, if it weren't for their efforts our internet would have been censored by ACTA.

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Response to lexw (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:55 PM

30. We're not lost yet

No, it took the New Right of Paul Weyrich 40 yrs to undermine our Democracy. We have just begun to fight back to restore Democracy. We are not Lost yet!! People Power AND thanks to Anonymous who actually did save our votes from Rove's grand plan to flip...but, we can get election reform and stop the use of voting machines!! Keep the ball rolling and don't stop because we were lucky to have anonymous' help. It's up to the People what happens in next election.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:35 AM

16. Why? To make them fear that their children will be murdered?

With a graphic of a guy wearing a mask made in China for dramatic effect. Those guys know how to bring justice. There may be some sarcasm in this post.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:37 AM

21. I'm with you. nt

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:37 AM

17. My address is in the phone book. I have yet to be murdered...

 

Get some annoying calls sometimes, though.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:26 PM

26. Karl Rove may be anonymous. Prove he isn't.

 

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:35 PM

28. when governments ignore their constituents and treaties they wrote themselves

this is what can happen.

It's bottom up democracy.

I don't agree with releasing the personal info, but the broader principle of these attacks are hard to argue with.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:52 PM

29. Anonymous Protected our Votes, too!!

Anonymous has admitted that they were the ones to stopped Karl Rove from getting Romney the election. He planned to do the same crap that he did for bush's wins. Ohio's machines shut down at 11:14PM (2004) - data was transmitted to ORCA. Went the data was sent, Kerry was in the lead...when it got back...bush was. This time, the machines in Ohio went down at 11:13PM.. Once again, the data was sent to ORCA...BUT, this time, Anonymous had enough time to put a firewall up - under their password. ORCA techs tried 105 times to break the password; but, no could do, lol. The data was returned to Ohio untouched. Anonymous found three (3) tunnels that Rove had set up for 3 states. ALL were disrupted. THANK YOU Anonymous for protecting our votes!! Now, all we need to do is Remove all voting machines from ever being used and standardize election ballots. Handcounted Paper Ballots ONLY!!

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:28 PM

31. sounds like the threat of severing the Internet was the issue

Greetings World

For far too long, Anonymous has stood by with the rest of the world and watched in despair the barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment of the Palestinian people in the so called “Occupied Territories” by the Israel Defense Force. Like so many around the globe, we have felt helpless in the face of such implacable evil. And today’s insane attack and threatened invasion of Gaza was more of the same.

But when the government of Israel publicly threatened to sever all Internet and other telecommunications into and out of Gaza they crossed a line in the sand. As the former dictator of Egypt Mubarack learned the hard way – we are ANONYMOUS and NO ONE shuts down the Internet on our watch. To the IDF and government of Israel we issue you this warning only once. Do NOT shut down the Internet into the “Occupied Territories”, and cease and desist from your terror upon the innocent people of Palestine or you will know the full and unbridled wrath of Anonymous. And like all the other evil governments that have faced our rage, you will NOT survive it unscathed.

To the people of Gaza and the “Occupied Territories”, know that Anonymous stands with you in this fight. We will do everything in our power to hinder the evil forces of the IDF arrayed against you. We will use all our resources to make certain you stay connected to the Internet and remain able to transmit your experiences to the world. As a start, we have put together the Anonymous Gaza Care Package – http://bit.ly/XH87C5 – which contains instructions in Arabic and English that can aid you in the event the Israel government makes good on it’s threat to attempt to sever your Internet connection. It also contains useful information on evading IDF surveillance, and some basic first aid and other useful information. We will continue to expand and improve this document in the coming days, and we will transmit it to you by every means at our disposal. We encourage you to download this package, and to share it with your fellow Palestinians to the best of your ability.

We will be with you. No matter how dark it may seem, no matter how alone and abandoned you may feel – know that tens of thousands of us in Anonymous are with you and working tirelessly around the clock to bring you every aid and assistance that we can.

We Are Anonymous
We Are Everywhere
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget

To the oppressors of the innocent Palestinian people, it is too late to EXPECT US.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:40 PM

32. now they say 35,000 Israeli officials info leaked

if you are on Twitter search
#OpIsrael
pretty amazing.

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