Thousands of Israeli Websites Defaced by ‘Hackers of Savior’

Thousands of Israeli Websites Defaced by ‘Hackers of Savior’

Hundreds or even thousands of Israeli websites were victims of a cyberattack campaign by a group of hackers to mark Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day. The group, known as ‘Hackers of Saviour’, reportedly contains nine members, all from Muslim countries, such as Turkey, Palestine, Morocco, Egypt, and Gaza.

What happened


The notorious hacktivist group, Hackers of Savior, showed its presence with a Facebook page created in April of 2020, and has been attacking different organizations since then.


Hackers of Savior group carried out a website defacement campaign against more than 2,000 Israeli websites. The group called it their ‘first step’ in targeting Israeli infrastructure and were using the campaign as a platform to call for volunteers.
A majority of the defaced websites were located on uPress, a popular WordPress hosting provider. They used a security vulnerability in a WordPress plugin to distribute their exploits.
The targeted sites included those of Bang and Olufsen Israel, Bet Gabriet, Yad L'Ahim, and several religious Jewish high schools and post-high school programs.
The attackers replaced the defaced home pages with images of the country's commercial capital Tel Aviv in flames. The pages were replaced with the slogan. They tried to gain personal information from users with malicious code seeking permission to access visitors' webcams.

Other recent attacks on Israeli organizations


In recent times, many Israeli individuals and organizations were hit by severe cyberattacks, most of which we ..