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Pro-Israel Hacker Discloses Information of 100,000 Arab Facebook Users

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

A pro-Israel computer hacker has released the information of 100,000 Arab Facebook users, in the latest skirmish in the Arab-Israeli cyber war.

The hacker, who goes by the name Hannibal, vowed to continue his defense of Israel: “If they appear again, I again come to save Israel. Trust me. I’ll always be around.”

Hannibal has been responsible for the release of several batches of personal information hacked from email and Facebook accounts.

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Israeli Hackers Strike Back

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Pro-Israeli hackers revealed the details of over 4,800 Saudi Arabian credit cardholders, just days after the websites of El Al, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and Israel’s Anti-Drug Authority were attacked.

The hacker group, which calls itself ‘IDF-Team’, also struck the websites of the United Arab Emirates Central Bank and Gaza’s Arab Bank of Palestine, and claimed that they accessed the information by infiltrating the database of one of Saudi Arabia’s largest banks.
‘IDF-Team’ also warned that should attacks against Israeli websites continue, they will “disable [Arab] stock market, gov’t, economic, [and] security sites.”

On Wednesday night, anti-Israel hackers infiltrated the server of the Anti-Drug Authority and redirected visitors to a website featuring images of Palestinian gunmen and the words “death to Israel” written in Hebrew.

Cyber Attacks UPDATE: Israeli hackers retaliate; Israeli Cabinet Minister Condemns

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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.

Cyber Attacks Continue: Hackers Down Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al Websites

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al website were both taken offline early Monday morning.

ox0mar, the anti-Israel hacker who was responsible for releasing the information of tens of thousands of Israeli credit card holders last month, sent an email to The Jerusalem Post before the attack and “promised to take down” the websites by morning.

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange was back online by Monday morning, but the El Al website remained unavailable into midday.

Israel To Form New Cyber Warfare Administration

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

The Israeli Ministry of Defense is set to form a cyber warfare administration to combat the increasingly dangerous hacking and cyber warfare threat.

This new entity “will coordinate the efforts of Israeli security bodies and defense industries in developing advanced cyber systems,” the Israel Defense website said.

The decision to establish this new administration was made before the recent spate of hackings of Israeli websites and credit card details, but those incidents have certainly given it a greater urgency.

 

Gaza Hackers take over Israel Fire and Rescue Website

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Arab computer hackers defaced the Israel Fire and Rescue Services’ official website and replaced its content with anti-Israel photographs and messages.

For a few hours Friday, a photograph of a Palestinian gunman alongside Arab language anti-Israel epithets appeared in place of fire and rescue information. The message identified the hackers as the same ones that were behind the hacking of the personal website of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon website last week. The hackers also taunted the Israeli government, writing: “Why don’t you understand that this is an embarrassing situation for you and that you cannot get out of it?” the message said.

Israeli Hacker Retaliates for Saudi Credit Card Attack

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

An Israeli hacker has claimed retaliation for the release of the personal information and credit card data of tens of thousands of Israelis by a Saudi hacker, posting similar information about hundreds of Saudis late Tuesday night.

A Saudi banking official initially denied the claims, saying that Saudis had nothing to worry about, but citizens soon confirmed that their personal information had been compromised.

The Israeli hacker exposed names, e-mail addresses, telephone and cell phone numbers, and credit card numbers of Saudis as well as several Syrians, Egyptians and others. He said he also had obtained the most sensitive credit card information of the people he exposed, but said he was withholding it, intending his move merely as a warning.

“I have nothing personal against these people,” the hacker told an Israeli reporter. “My sole intention is to create a deterrent.”

Earlier, IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz told the Knesset Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee that cyber warfare posed a serious threat to the country, but that Israel was prepared to respond.

The Saudi hacker ignited this latest round of an ongoing Arab-Israeli hacking war by offering up “a gift to the world” of what he claimed was the personal information of nearly half a million Israelis. In truth, between 15,000 and 20,000 Israelis’ information had been compromised.

Israeli credit companies said afterward that they were able to block access to the accounts almost immediately and that, while the attack was large by Israeli standards, it was small by global standards.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israeli-hacker-retaliates-for-saudi-credit-card-attack/2012/01/11/

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