Before reading this article you should understand that AnonGhost is a very powerful and diverse group of international hackers. They are also anti-Israel to the core and there are certain people around the world whom do label them “Terrorists.” With that said, I am simply just reporting the news for what it is.
Back in 2013 AnonGhost made international headlines after a series of attacks against Israel and Jewish businesses hosted throughout Israel and the occupied territories, and over the years to follow became one of the single largest and most recognizable hacking groups in the world. However, shortly after the formation of the United Cyber Caliphate in 2016, which had well known ties to the Islamic State, different factions of the group turned against one another over their allegiances to terrorism – ultimately resulting in the group breaking apart/disbanding and going their different ways. We know this because in the fall of 2016 Ghost Squad Hackers, whom share(d) members with AnonGhost, published a doxx list of several members of AnonGhost and the United Cyber Caliphate – including the then leader “MAURITANIA HACKER.”
— AnonymousArmy (@AnonymousNewsHQ) July 11, 2016
I bring this up because after a few years away it appears as though MAURITANIA HACKER has made a full return back onto the hacking scene in 2018, and is the primary source of all the website defacement’s featured below. On December 3rd 2018, AnonGhost announced the start of new operation/campaign targeting Israel and Israeli based business, carrying out new hacks against various websites while leveraging old worms left behind from 2013 attacks – promising that much larger attacks will soon be underway. On most of the website compromised, hackers simply left behind a message stating “0wned by An0nGhost.” But in some of the more high profile hacks/defaces AnonGhost left behind a much longer message stating that:
“Hi Israel, we are the same people who f*cked you 07 April 2013 and now we are back to punish your again.
AnonGhost is everywhere.
There is no Israel on this map, no one recognize you because this is Palestine
All Israelian are just pigs
Muslims are everywhere”
Websites Targeted December 2018:
Other Websites Defaced: