WAR OF THE HACKERS

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H.G. Wells couldn’t have written a better script if he tried….
Below are two reports from the Jerusalem Post about cyber attacks that took place on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The FACT that they are probably self inflicted in order to gain publicity is not mentioned….
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Obviously just a ploy to discredit Palestinians …. just another one of many false flags.
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Anonymous had announced it would strike at Israeli websites, claiming that Israel had attempted to curb Internet access for Palestinians. The attacks, Anonymous said in a video announcement released at the end of March, were an act of solidarity with the Palestinians.

Anonymous targets Israel, JPost repels hackers

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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“Concerted and pointed attempt to bring down the JPost website,” part of cyber attack which also targets Yad Vashem site.

Anonymous hackers logo
Anonymous hackers logo Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A limited cyber attack was launched on Israeli websites on Sunday, as hackers affiliated with the Anonymous group succeeded in leaking databases of small websites but failed to cause significant disruption. Major government websites remained functional throughout the day.

The Avnet information security company, which set up a situation room to monitor the attack throughout Sunday, said the small websites that were hacked had not taken basic security measures.

It added that several distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks were launched on government websites, but that the sites withstood the attempts to flood their servers.

The attackers, who struck on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, particularly targeted the website of Yad Vashem with “a fairly massive attack,” Ronni Becher, head of the cyber attack section at Avnet, said.

Nevertheless, Yad Vashem’s website remained online.

“It seems that these are simply quite basic attacks, that are not unusual in their complexity…and which suit amateur children,” he added.

The Jerusalem Post, too, successfully managed to thwart attempts Sunday to hack its website. “There was a concerted and pointed attempt to bring down the JPost website, in particular the blogs sections, through distributed denial of service,” said Post chief technical officer Yossi Aviv.

“I don’t want to go into the specifics of how we combated this attack, but suffice it to say, we were successful in neutralizing the threat. We have been taking all measures to protect the site since last week, in advance of the anticipated attacks by Anonymous.

“The Jerusalem Post places great importance on the smooth running of the website, with its hundreds of thousands of visitors every day from every corner of the world,” Aviv added. noting that hackers published lists containing hacked sites and Facebook accounts.

DDOS attacks target a website’s servers, flooding them with false requests for access, thereby making it impossible for surfers to access a particular site. They are distinct from attacks in which hackers gain access to servers, allowing them to steal content or alter the affected website.

Anonymous had announced it would strike at Israeli websites, claiming that Israel had attempted to curb Internet access for Palestinians. The attacks, Anonymous said in a video announcement released at the end of March, were an act of solidarity with the Palestinians.

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And the second related report …

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Still more evidence that it is no more than an anti Palestinian ploy …
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The Anonymous group’s took to their official OpIsrael Twitter account to send a personal message to members of Israel’s government:

“To the government of Israel: Welcome to the Hackintifada #FreePalestine.”

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Israeli cyber activists attack anti-Israel hackers

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, JPOST.COM STAF
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Israeli hackers break into website coordinating online attack on Israeli websites; group still successfully hacks Education Ministry.

Hacking [illustrative]
Hacking [illustrative] Photo: REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Israeli hackers responding to a campaign to launch cyber-attacks on the country’s websites and Facebook accounts by breaking into the server hosting a major anti-Israeli hacking nerve center.

The website, OpIsrael.com, which was run by the Anonghost hacking group to help coordinate an online attack on Israel, was taken over by an Israeli hacker calling himself EhIsR. Under the heading “A few forgotten facts,” the hacker posted content such as “Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, 2,000 years before the rise of Islam.”

A video interview of Wafa Sultan, a Syrian critic of Islam, was also posted. Earlier, hackers operating under the name of “Israeli Elite” broke into websites in Pakistan and installed images of IDF soldiers and the Israeli flag.

On the other side of the cyber-divide, anti-Israel hackers claimed to have broken into hundreds of Israeli Facebook accounts, and updated their Twitter account with a list of Israeli websites they said have been hacked.

Roni Becher, who heads the cyber-attack division of the Avnet information security company said, “At this stage, we are mainly seeing a buildup of tension and power struggles between Israeli hackers and hackers from various groups who have joined Anonymous. Anonymous hackers are updating lists of websites they intend to attack.”

“In general, it is apparent that many organizations are making efforts to stop the attack, or at least to minimize damages,” he added.

Meanwhile, a list began circulating the internet Saturday of official Israeli websites that are currently either already under attack by the anti-Israel group, or sites they plan to bring down as part of their OpIsrael internet operation. The list includes the official website of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Israeli Defense Forces website, and more. Already under siege by the group was the official site of the Ministry of Education which came under attack early Sunday.

The Anonymous group’s took to their official OpIsrael Twitter account to send a personal message to members of Israel’s government:

“To the government of Israel: Welcome to the Hackintifada #FreePalestine.”

These statements follow an ongoing threat from Internet hackers belonging to the Anonymous group to launch a massive cyber-attack on Israel Sunday, which is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Nir Gaist, chief technology officer and founder of the Nyotron computer security firm, told The Jerusalem Post last week that the attack is not a national security issue, but called on home users to increase awareness, change passwords and not open strange or suspicious emails.

To avoid Facebook viruses, users should be on the lookout for strange messages on the social networking site, or avoid going on it altogether for the next day or two.

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2 Comments

  1. Bill Lee said,

    April 8, 2013 at 18:14

    Like the rocket attacks: small-scale, controlled by Mossad or Shin Beth.

  2. Snordelhans said,

    April 9, 2013 at 03:35


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