900 Sunni and Shiite websites
EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Defacements, data lossage
Sunni and Shiite activists, including UAE-based Sunni group Ghoroub X.P.
TYPE OF ATTACK:
Prominent Shiite websites were attacked, defaced with a religious chant and a video of Bill Maher making fun of "Sistani's 'sexual fatwas.'" (1) Then Shiite hackers went after Sunni religious websites.
"The Shiite hackers posted a face painted with the Iranian flag with a logo resembling that of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a picture of the Israeli flag split in two by the Arabian Gulf embossed with words 'The Persian Gulf.'
The hackers also posted a verse from the Quran reads 'Assault those who assaulted you' in reference to the hacking by Sunnis of the Ahlulbayt Global Information Center, the largest Shiite website in the world, which is supervised by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani." (1)