Pro-Palestine hackers AnonGhost allegedly funded multiple Palestinian charities with money stolen from credit cards belonging to Israeli citizens.
The pro-Palestine and anti-Israel hacker group AnonGhost is reportedly paying Palestinian charities from the money it gained by stealing credit cards belonging to Israeli citizens.
One of the key member and founder of AnonGhost, Mauritania Attacker told the Daily Dot that the group had paid out roughly $18,000 to an unspecified number of Palestinian charities using stolen cards on Tuesday.
#OpIsrael paying off
The Anonymous chapter belonging to Middle-East had launched #OpIsrael after promising a ‘Electronic Holocaust‘ on Israeli websites on 7th April. In the blitzkrieg attacks on Israeli websites during the period, the hackers gathered financial information belonging to Israelis
Although it is not part of the Anonymous hacktivist group, AnonGhost also joined the attack against Israel and published several lists with credentials for email and Facebook accounts that were claimed to belong to Israelis. They also dumped data stolen from the Israeli websites on the paste sharing site, Pastebin to demonstrate their hacking skills.
Some of the credit card data from the attacks was not made public and instead used by the AnonGhost to fund Palestinian charities to organisations based in Gaza.
Proof of donations was posted on the page of fundraising campaign Keeping The Children Of Gaza Alive set up on the FundRazr website. Two payments were made by AnonGhost, one of $2,000 / €1,890 and another of $200 / €189.
AnonGhost has been waging unceasing hacking operations against Israel since 2008. In the week ended today, the group has hacked around 255 websites, most of them belonging to small and medium businesses in Israel.