I spoke to one of the people working to get the sites back up, a professional programmer, who told me the following about who may have hacked the sites:
"It must have been an extremely talented person to stealthily get in leaving no trace and updating one of the core components of the site, while making it look like a typical update. Extremely talented. Like, Mossad or CIA level of quality."
Doesn't this strike anyone else out there as kind of strange?
I mean, yes, we all know that at least some of the people persecuting Rav Berland are just straight up crazy people, but to have pulled something like this off, on two completely sites, with this sort of attention to detail?
Straight up crazy people usually aren't capable of doing something like this, at least not by themselves.
The plot thickens.
In the meantime, they've put a temporary website back up at www.ravberland.com, and they hope to have the main site back up and running at the beginning of next week.
If you'd like to donate to help cover the Rav's medical expenses, you can do that by going HERE, scrolling under the video and putting in the amount you want to give in shekels next to the yellow 'send' button, then just press that button to go through to paypal (which should hopefully be in English.)