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Several Israeli websites, including Knesset, two major ports, targeted in new cyberattacks

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
A new cyberattack takes down several Israeli websites, including those of two major ports, in the occupied territories. (Illustrative photo)

Several Israeli websites, including those of the Knesset and two major ports in the occupied territories, have been taken down by a hacker group, only a day after one of the regime's radio stations and a software company were targeted by unidentified hackers.

According to Israeli media outlets, the hacker group called Anonymous Sudan has claimed responsibility for the new attack on Israeli websites, including those of Haifa and Jaffa ports, on Monday.

Israeli media said the technique used was apparently the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), during which websites are targeted by overwhelming their servers with too many requests to connect.

Later on Monday, Palestinian Shehab news agency, citing Hebrew-language outlets, reported that the hacking group Anonymous Sudan has also claimed responsibility for a DDoS cyber attack on the Israeli parliament’s (Knesset) website.

This came after Israeli outlets reported on Sunday that an attack had targeted the regime's Radio 103FM station and the website of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. – an American-Israeli multinational provider of software and combined hardware and software products for cyber security.

The cyberattack came a day after the websites of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – an Israeli firearms manufacturer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Evigilo Ltd., which develops and delivers emergency mass-notification and alert multi-channel solutions, were hacked.

The cyberattack was claimed by Anonymous Sudan. The hacker group, which has waged several cyberattacks against various Israeli websites in the past few weeks, announced on April 27 that it was behind the recent power outages in several cities across the occupied territories.

“The electric attack was just for fun. We’ll show you more,” the group said in a post on its Telegram channel, adding, “Israel, we are still playing with you ... soon you will be without the internet. We are working to down the internet in Israel like electricity.”

The power cuts caused traffic jams in Tel Aviv while also affecting the Knesset (parliament) and the regime’s ministries.

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