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Anonymous Hackers Breach Israeli Web Site

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Members of Anonymous recently stole more than 600,000 account credentials from the popular Israeli Web portal Walla! as part of #OpIsrael.

"Hackers dumped e-mail addresses, password MD5 hashes and salts across 93 Pastebin posts. ... Internet searches appear to confirm the legitimacy of the attack, with some affected email addresses showing an association with Walla! and not with older unrelated data breach lists," " writes SC Magazine's Darren Pauli.

"Walla! confirmed that the list was posted online, but downplayed the incident," writes Haaretz's Inbal Orpaz. "'The information published is useless, since the allegedly exposed passwords are encrypted and therefore cannot be used. However, we are working on 'hermetically' sealing off user details in Walla! accounts,' they said."

"The [#OpIsrael] campaign, according to Anonymous, is for the 'children and families in Gaza that are suffering as a result of the policies of the Israeli government,'" IMEMC reports. "In addition to assaults on Israeli websites, the hacker group also provided Gazans with communications tools in the event their Internet connections were to be severed during the Israeli assault on Gaza in early December 2012."

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