Israeli Websites Hit Widely in Cyber Attack, Extent of Damage Unknown

Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous group vowed to wipe Israel 'off the map of the Internet'; internet providers expect users to have difficulty accessing web, but most affected sites appear to have emerged largely unscathed.

Israeli websites were disrupted on a wide-scale by noon on Sunday, the day that hackers affiliated with the Anonymous group vowed to protest Israeli policies in Gaza and the West Bank by wiping Israel "off the map of the Internet," but the damage appeared minimal.