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Anti-Israel Cyber Attackers Posing as Shin Bet

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

An anti-Israeli group is posing as the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) and trying to plant spyware in personal computers by sending email in the name of General Security Service, Israel Defense reports.

Attributing the report to informed officials, it said that the group of cyber attackers copy data from the Shin Bet website and then impersonate as the Shine Bet.

After the receiver opens the email, a worm crawls into the computer, allowing the hackers to keep track of information on the computers.

Israel Defense said that the Shin Bet is trying to stop the hackers.

Credit Card Glitch Shuts Down Consumer Purchases for Two Hours

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A software malfunction brought Israeli businesses and consumers to their knees Thursday morning, leaving motorists unable to fill their tanks and grocery shoppers with unpaid grocery baskets full of food.

Anyone without cash was stuck.

Concerns that credit card security has been breached by a cyber attack were alleviated when the clearinghouse of credit card transactions discovered that a software update had blocked communications.

The blip also showed the shekel-dollar exchange rate as “zero.”

One business newspaper estimated that the breakdown cost companies nearly $2 million an hour.

Iranians Hack United with Israel ‘Stop Iran’ Initiative

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

A cyber-attack, apparently launched by supporters of the Islamic Republic of Iran, yesterday hit United with Israel’s “Stop Iran” initiative.

The site – stopiran.org – was shut down for several hours. Its petition, urging the Obama administration to oppose any deal that would ease sanctions on Iran before the nuclear threat is completely eliminated, had gathered to date more than 130,000 signatures, which were submitted to the White House and the US Congress.

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The motivation for the attack seems to have been UWI’s success in reaching millions of individuals worldwide.

A technical team worked diligently to restore the site, and once again it is up and running.

Exactly one year ago, during Operation Pillar of Defense, United with Israel strongly defended Israel’s position. That was when UWI experienced its first major cyber-attack, which temporarily shut down its main site.

According to an official UWI statement, “Our pro-Israel voice will not be silenced. Just as the IDF defends Israeli citizens from all types of physical attacks, UWI will continue to lead the way in defending Israel’s position to the world. We will continue to influence world opinion.”

To add your voice, see the petition to keep the pressure on Iran at stopiran.org.

Visit United with Israel.

Hackers Threatening Organized Cyber Attack

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Anti-Semitic hackers are threatening to “Erase Israel from the Internet” on Sunday, April 7 in an organized campaign to take down Israeli web sites.

Israel is a favorite cyber target of hackers and anti-Semites worldwide, and Israel, for the most part, has managed to repel most of the more serious attacks.

This is also not the first time that “Anonymous” hackers threatened an organized attack to take down Israeli websites from the internet. But the last time they didn’t succeed in taking down anything.

Cyber Warfront: Hacker Group Warns Israel of ‘Reign of Terror’

Friday, February 10th, 2012

The hacker group Anonymous released a video today warning Israel of an impending “reign of terror” for alleged “crimes against humanity”.

The group, who was responsible for exposing an email exchange in which Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was coached on how to conduct himself in an interview, has decided to set its sights on the Jewish state.

“For too long, we have tolerated your crimes against humanity and allowed your sins to go unpunished,” their message said. “You claim to be democratic, yet in reality, this is far from the truth. In fact, your only goal is to better the lives of a select few while carelessly trampling the liberties of the masses.”

 

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Pro-Israeli Hackers Hit Iranian Official Websites

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Pro-Israel hackers, calling themselves “IDF Team” took down the websites of Iran’s Press TV and the Ministry of Health and Medical Education on Thursday.

The hackers, in messages on the downed websites, stated that their actions were a reprisal for the hack attacks on Israeli sites the day before.

“At 16:30 Israel Clock the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education website will be down until further notice. In addition to Iran’s television network, broadcasting in English round-the-clock, based in Tehran that called Press TV will be down until further notice.”

In a final taunt, they wrote, “Ahmadinejad what do you have to say about that?”

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/cyber-attacks-update-pro-israeli-hackers-hit-iranian-official-websites/2012/01/26/

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