(Times of Israel) After April’s largely unsuccessful campaign by Anonymous and Arab hackers, #OpIsrael, to “remove Israel from the Internet,” a second round of hack attacks against Israeli sites, “OpIsrael Reloaded,” is planned for Saturday. The followup campaign seeks to demonstrate that Israel did indeed sustain a great deal of damage and economic loss during the first effort.
The campaign has picked up some steam on hacker networks, but is unlikely to be as large as #OpIsrael. There were dozens of YouTube videos “advertising” that campaign with hundreds of thousands of views, while #OpIsraelReloaded showed up just a few times on the site, with only a few thousand views recorded, as of Thursday evening. Nevertheless, system administrators in government and enterprise are redoubling their network defenses to ensure that they weather the coming storm.
This time, however, the identities of the Anonymous hackers planning the attack are a little less, well, Anonymous.