Thousands of Israeli websites have been defaced to show an anti-Israeli message and with malicious code seeking permission to access visitors’ webcams.
More than 2,000 websites are believed to have been defaced.
Most of the websites were hosted on uPress, a local Israeli WordPress hosting service.
In a message posted on Facebook, the company said the hackers exploited a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin to plant the defacement message on Israeli sites hosted on its platform.
The attack was carried out by a new hacker group going by the name of “Hackers of Savior.”
According to a Facebook group, the hacker group is believed to have nine members, all from Muslim countries, such as Turkey, Palestine, Morocco, and Egypt.
The attacks have been timed to take place on “Jerusalem Day,” an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of the city of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over Jerusalem Old City in 1967.
On all websites, hackers loaded a YouTube video along with the message of “The countdown of Israel destruction has begun since a long time ago” Israeli news media is reporting that the attack has been carried out by “Iranian hackers”