Free Beacon: A series of cyberattacks aimed at shutting down pro-Israel social media accounts and spamming Israelis with abusive messages during the military conflict with Hamas was coordinated by a Malaysian “troll army,” according to researchers who have been tracking the network’s activities.
The campaign was “organized and led by a network of Malaysian anti-Israel and extremely influential organizations and groups, with hundreds of thousands of combined views and followers,” according to research published by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center. Thousands of Israelis and pro-Israel leaders were targeted, including high-profile officials such as former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The “military-grade” attacks—which shut down the WhatsApp number for Israel Defense Force spokesman Avichay Adraee and flooded Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s social media with harassing messages—show how anti-Israel activists are increasingly manipulating social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp to crush support for Israel and intimidate the Jewish state’s defenders.
As anti-Semitism spikes across the globe in the wake of Israel’s most recent conflict, there is concern that online vitriol is fueling real world violence—especially when these hacker groups publish personal information. Read More
Opinion. So if it appears that the whole world is turning against the Jewish state, it is, and social media is no exception. Malaysia is a country whose most professed religion (61%) is Islam.
“The attacks illustrate once again the lack of responsibility by social media platforms to ensure that their users are able to freely express legitimate opinions and to facilitate public debate that does not hinder or silence one side or another of the discourse,” the center’s research says. “The attacks also illustrate an urgent need among social media platforms to take a more proactive and comprehensive response to ensure that their forums are used appropriately and safely.
Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp did not respond to request for comment. The IDF declined to comment.”
In two of the final three final wars of this age, Israel will stun the world with each miraculous win, but the hatred for Israel will continue to grow:
Psalm 83:1-10: Israel’s neighbors will attack from all sides and be so decimated that they will be incapable of joining in the next war.
“Deal with them as with Midian, As with Sisera, As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, 10 Who perished at En Dor, Who became as refuse on the earth.”
Ezekiel 38: 1-19 (Gog Magog): A massive surprise attack from Russia, Turkey, Iran and North African nations to take Israel’s vast wealth. God will cause a massive earthquake that will turn the armies against each other.
“I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother …” Ezekiel 38:21-22
The Jewish people will return to covenant relationship with God:
“From that day forward the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God..’” Ezekiel 39:22
See more on the final wars HERE.