By Ben Quinn
|Most of the hacking attempts, which began in response to the IDF's bombardment of Gaza, have originated in Israel and the Palestinian territories. Courtesy of Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government websites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza offensive, according to Israeli officials.
Finance minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to name, but added that it was up and running after 10 minutes of downtime.
Attempts on defence-related sites were the most numerous, according to his ministry, while 10m attempts were said to have been made on the site of Israel's president, 7m on the foreign ministry and 3m on the site of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
A finance ministry spokesman told Reuters that while the attacks have come from around the world, most have been from Israel and the Palestinian territories.
Source: The Guardian