Several Israeli Web sites were targeted by hackers yesterday, including those of the newspaper Ha'aretz, the Assuta Medical Center and the Sheba Medical Center.

"According to Ha’aretz, the Mossad positively identified multiple attempts to break into Sheba’s network and extract unspecified patient information," writes TG Daily's Trent Nouveau. "The website -- which was down for several hours - posted a message saying authorities were 'attempting to identify the source of the attack in order to block threatening activity.'"

"Pro-Palestinian hackers (Anonymous Palestine) claimed responsibility for the attack against the Ha’aretz Hebrew site, which was knocked offline in a coordinated distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack," Nouveau writes.

Go to "Israeli sites downed in cyber blitz" to read the details.

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