CAIRO: A number of government websites were hacked Sunday by a group of anonymous hackers, Youm7 reported.
Among the websites breached were those belonging to the Ministries of Health, International Cooperation, Planning and the Supreme Council of the Press, General Authority for Government Services, New and Renewable Energy Authority, Social Fund for Development, Public Taxes Authority, Ports Authority and the Egyptian Customs Authority.
The hackers wrote on each hacked website “In the name of Allah, the most beneficent and merciful, this site is under penetration, please try to open it later,” Veto reported.
Hackers also posted a message saying, “Let Israel benefit you,” replacing the homepage of the sites with a message denouncing the Egyptian government’s stance on Palestine.
On July 7, The Cabinet’s official Facebook page was hacked by the infamous “Hackers of Morocco” group, known for their strong dislike of the Egyptian government.
The hackers changed the profile picture of the Cabinet’s official Facebook page to the Rabaa symbol—which became famous following the dispersal of the pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins at Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda Square last August.
Additional Reporting by Hazem Mekled