As part of Anonymous’s #OpIsrael, it appears the hacktivists have wiped the Bank of Jerusalem from the web. The site currently loads a mostly blank page with the message, “Couldn’t connect to the database server.” A tweet appearing to tie the site outage to Anonymous’s support of the people of the Gaza was posted on @YourAnonNews:
In what is surely a weird moment for Twitter, bastion of cat-fights between tech bloggers and hashtag memes entirely devoted to stupid crap people do when they drink, Israel’s Defense Forces today announced a major operation against Hamas. As Fast Company noted, this “was the first confirmation made to the media of an official military campaign” via Twitter.
The IDF’s announcement is serious business. The tweets speak for themselves: