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Was Sony Corp. Struck by ‘Malicious Software’ Cyber Attack?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

A secret 5-page “flash” went to security professionals at companies and other businesses across the U.S. Monday, warning of “malicious software” being used in hack attacks on America.

The warning issued by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provided technical details about the malicious software being used in the attack but omitted the name of the specific target.

The report said the malware overrides data on hard drives of computers, which can make them inoperable and shut down networks. It is extremely costly and difficult – if not impossible – to recover the data from hard drives attacked by the malware, according to the report.

The warning follows a cyber attack last week that ravaged the computer system at Sony Pictures Entertainment. It tore the protection from at least five motion pictures that were in production but not yet ready for release, and uploaded them to the Internet for direct public viewing.

An FBI spokesperson declined to comment when asked if the malware had been used against the California-based unit of Sony Corp, Reuters reported.

Israel has been a frequent target of cyber attacks. Hackers linked to numerous international organizations declared a ‘day of attack’ against Israeli websites last month, calling November 14 “another round in the cyber war against Israel.”

Dr. Tal Pavel of International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism – an Israeli expert on cyber security and the Arab Internet — issued the warning about the attack. The post was based on a report in Arabic on several Palestinian Authority web sites, among others, claiming to be a response to “the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Al Aqsa Mosque.”

Anti-Israel Hackers Plan Mass Attack for April 7 (Video)

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Hackers attacked an out-of-date Israel credit card website Monday and are planning a massive attack on websites and mobile phones on April 7, according to experts of the Aman group, ClearSky and Terrogence.

Next month is “Hacktivists month.” In this day and age of suicidal liberalism, when will there be a National Terrorists’ Month?

Until then, we will have to settle for a month of intensified attempts to bring the Israeli economy and government to its knees.

“As the dates of the attacks approach we identify more and more cyber-attacks against Israeli sites and leaks of databases,” said Chaim Levy, director of cyber sales in Aman Group, quoted by Israel Defense. “We have already identified claims of hackers for attacks against routers and modems in Israel and for stealing thousands of email addresses which will be leaked, according to the attackers, on April 7th.

“At the same time, we should pay attention to the growing use and interest in Amplification attacks including NTP attacks. We have already located a person seeking to obtain guidance on the use of this method towards the coming operation.”

A cyber-attack on Monday hit an old site of the Visa credit card company in Israel. “Free Palestine” appeared on the site along with the names, e-mail address, identity card numbers, home addresses and telephones of approximately 1,000 credit card holders. However, no credit card numbers were published.

Visa explained that the site that was attacked is an old site that is not part of its active credit card system, which is highly protected against cyber-attacks.

Levy said that the hackers behind Monday’s attack and the assault planned in April are from groups organized in the Muslim world, including Indonesia, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Jordan and North Africa.

The campaign was officially launched on February 9th, under the name OpIsrael 3.0, with the opening of an official Twitter page (not active for over two weeks) and distribution of a list of 1,300 Israeli internet sites, including those of the government, banks, defense industries, academic institutions and, the media.

They also plan to send spam messages on mobile phones.

The attack on April is planned to follow last year’s invasions and therefore is being called OpIsraelBirthday.

Organizers have released an anti-Israel YouTube, which concludes with threats of cyber-attacks. The video announces to Israel, with grammatical mistakes, “We are AnonGhost Team!! We are always here to punish you, as we did in the last operation on the 7th of April.

“And we are back again to celebrate it, Because we are the voice of Palestine and we will not remain silent.

“Muslims are Everywhere.

“Israel Doesn’t exist its only Palestine…The 7th of April every year will be a Victory celebration. We are proud of what we did before and after 1 year we are capable to take this to another level.

“We won’t forgive your Crime against our brothers in Palestine.

“You better watch. and Expect us.”

The video can be seen below for your viewing displeasure.

Anti-Israeli Hacker Group Claims To Release Details of 26,000 Israeli Credit Cards

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

“Team Poison”, a well-known hacking group, has claimed to have published the details of 26,000 Israeli credit cards on Wednesday night, in yet another skirmish in the ongoing cyber war between pro-Israeli and anti-Israeli hackers.

The group released a statement, which said in part:  “IsraHell has been committing genocide, infanticide, and every day homicide since 1948 and the world and her citizens have been aiding and abetting and financing this! . . . The war has begun”.

Team Poison has infiltrated numerous websites since the group was established in 2009, including that of the United Nations.

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Pro-Israel hacker strikes Saudi Arabian Weather Site

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Pro-Israel hackers struck the Saudi Arabian meteorological website Thursday.

A message was left on the website, saying “this is only the beginning. What does the Saudi hacker 0x0mar have to say now?”

0xOmar is the anti-Israel hacker that released the details of thousands of Israel credit cardholders, which marks the initiation of what has turned into an Arab-Israel cyber war.

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Pro-Israeli Hacker Claims Strike on Iranian Sites

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

A pro-Israeli hacker going by the name “Hannibal” claimed to release files that contained confidential information on Iran.

Hannibal said the files he has leaked were only a small percentage of the data in his possession.

“Today I’m leaking confidential information of the Iranian Army, Iranian government and citizens,” Hannibal wrote in a posting on Pastebin, a file-sharing website. “It’s nothing compared to what I have. This percentage is very small.”

He also claimed that he was “working on hacking into the computers of Iran’s nuclear facilities.”

This represents another foray by Hannibal into the ongoing cyber war, and follows shortly after his release last week of the Facebook passwords and credit card information of thousands of Saudi nationals.

Hackers Shut Down Stock Exchange, El Al Sites

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Hackers followed through with their pledge to step up their cyber war with Israel, shutting down the websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al Airlines on Monday.

Trading on the stock exchange was not affected by the attack, but the TASE and El Al websites were unavailable to users for hours before technicians were able to restore them.

The attack came just hours after 0xOmar, the Saudi hacker who exposed the credit details of thousands of Israelis, threatened a second hacking attack on Israeli websites. Credit for the attack was claimed by hackers calling themselves “Nightmare Group”. Hamas congratulated the group and encouraged further attacks on Israeli computer systems as part of a comprehensive battle against the Jewish state.

In previous cyber attacks on Israel, the public websites of the Shin Bet and Mossad intelligence services, as well as other government websites, have been hacked.

The government has now established a National Cyber Committee, under retired general Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, to prevent such attacks.

After 0xOmar posted the personal details of thousands of Israelis online, an Israeli hacker retaliated by posting non-sensitive credit information pertaining to hundreds of Saudis, calling it a warning against escalating the cyber war with Israel.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/hackers-shut-down-stock-exchange-el-al-sites/2012/01/16/

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