More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.
An international group of pro-Palestinian hackers said they leaked the credit card details of thousands of Israelis in an escalation of cyber attacks on Israeli targets.
The websites of two Israeli medical centers as well as several other public Israeli websites, were hacked. The websites for Tel Hashomer and Assuta medical centers, among the largest in central Israel, were down Wednesday morning.
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Israeli hackers said they brought down the Web sites of the Saudi Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.
Israeli government and military websites were back on-line a day after an apparent cyber attack.