Israeli hackers took the websites of both the Saudi Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange offline Monday, in the latest salvo in the cyber war between Israeli and anti-Israeli hackers.
The Israeli hackers, going by the name IDF-Team, wrote that their attack came in response to the “lame” hacking of Israeli websites of El Al and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on Monday by Arab hacker ox0mar. The hackers pledged that if the anti-Israel attacks continue, they will intensify their assault and “paralyze websites for a period of two weeks to a month.”
“State of Israel, not to worry, you’re in the hands of the world’s best hacker,” one of the Israeli hackers, Hannibal, wrote. “I will continue to support the government of Israel will continue to attack the Arab countries.”
In a sharp response, Likud MK and Minister of Intelligence Services Dan Meridor, condemned the pro-Israel cyber attacks.
“Individual initiatives by Israeli hackers to attack Saudi hackers, or hackers from anywhere else for that matter, are ineffective and shouldn’t be done in Israel’s name,” he said.