A hacker affiliated with the Anonymous collective has stolen US and Israeli credit card details and posted them on the file-sharing site Pastebin, along with a list of UN resolutions condemning Israel for its hostility toward Palestinians.
The hacktivist, who calls himself Neon Seven and belongs to the ZCompany Hacking Crew (ZHC), leaked the details of more than 200 credit card numbers in retaliation for Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. He also launched #OpFreePalestine on Twitter.
"Only Israel, the United States, and a few US allies, clients and dependencies continue to deny recognition of the Palestinians as a people with the PLO [Palestinian Liberation Organisation] as their legitimate representative," the statement on Pastebin said.
It was accompanied by a list of UN resolutions from 1955 to 1992, some of which condemned Israel for its treatment of Palestinians and its lack of cooperation with UN peacekeeping forces.
"We will not sleep. We will not rest. We will counter your oppression with every breath. We are ZHC. United we stand, divided we fall," the statement added before listing the stolen credit card numbers and expiry dates.
The incident is the latest assault in what has been dubbed the Arab-Israel cyberwar. At the end of January, Anonymous Palestine launched a DDoS [distributed denial of service] attack against the Haaretz Hebrew website.
The Arab-Israel cyberwar began earlier that month, when an elusive young Saudi Arabian hacker, who calls himself OxOmar, released the details of 400,000 credit cards online. Israeli authorities admitted that 15,000 accounts had been hacked.
"This is the beginning of cyberwar against Israel, you are not safe anymore," 0xOmar said in an earlier post on Pastebin, urging hackers from across the Arab and Muslim world to target the websites in Jewish state.