Safety Detective: In the last week end, Anonymous hacked over 1 million pages on hundreds of corporate websites, especially in Israel. The goal was to display a political message of #OpJerusalem. Moreover, the hactivists spread a ransomware
Over 1 million pages on hundreds of websites were hacked by Anonymous activists in the last week end to display a political message. It has been reported by Safety Detective cyber security experts. The cyber attack was quickly contained, but many corporate websites, especially Israeli, including those of Coca-Cola, Groupon, Toys R Us, McDonald’s, and Fiverr, were affected. Security expert, Ran Bar Zik, reported that the vulnerability was first posted on Twitter by researcher Yuval Adam of Cryptoparty. Anyone surfing on one of over a million webpages affected by the breach at the time, would have seen the message “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine #OpJerusalem”, written in red on a black background. Moreover, the defaced page hosted a malware, a ransomware with an embedded link thanks to a third party accessibility plug-in for the disabled, used across many Israeli websites.
The cyber attack, blocked within an hour, demonstrated the risk for cyber security of using unsecured third party plug-ins across many websites