Hacker collective Anonymous indicated they had hacked Israeli Vice Prime Minister’s Silvan Shalom’s Twitter account Monday evening. Judging by a series of tweets shortly after the announcement, it appears they have. Tweets to follow:
The hack appears to be part of #OpIsrael, Anonymous’ aggressive campaign against the Israeli government and Israeli websites that began as a response to Israel’s Operation : Pillar of Defense. In the short time that both operations have been taking place, Anonymous has claimed to have DDoS’d or defaced or outright penetrated over 500 Israeli websites as Palestinian casualties continue to mount from Israel’s continued bombardment of militant targets in the Gaza strip.
It appears that at least one Anonymous affiliated hacker crew is claiming that much more has been compromised than Shalom’s Twitter profile.