The Moroccan Ghosts, a politically motivated hacker group that targets the websites of Jewish institutions in the United States, struck again last month when it defaced the websites of four Jewish institutions belonging to the Union for Reform Judaism.
The hackers defaced the websites of Jewish institutions in Colorado, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Georgia with an image of an individual wrapped in what appears to be a Palestinian flag and a statement saying, “When injustice becomes law … Resistance becomes a duty.”
A statement boasting about this latest cyber-attack on the Moroccan Ghosts Facebook page read: “Hacking 4 formal Zionist temples in America or in more accurate words  dirty places to conspire and plot against Palestine.”
In response to the hack, ADL contacted Facebook to alert them to the page claiming responsibility for the hack and to urge them to investigate the situation. The Facebook page has subsequently been removed.
In 2012, Moroccan Ghosts defaced Jewish congregational websites with their logo and an hour-long video denying the Holocaust.
This latest cyber-attack is part of a larger trend of politically motivated hackings targeting the websites of perceived supporters of Israel. ADL offers guidance to Jewish institutions regarding online and digital security.