Hackers

Israel Facing Cyberwar On Top Of Rocket Attacks

Government has detected more than 44 million attempts to disrupt its websites since Nov. 14.

11/19/2012

Hackers attempted to launch more than 1 million cyberattacks against Israeli government websites over a 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday, with more than 1,000 sites being hacked, Israel Hayom reported.

The most prominent attacks were against military industry websites, during which hackers apparently tried extracting information about the Iron Dome missile defense system, as well as other military systems.

Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz. Getty Images

Hackers Hit Websites of Israeli Hospitals

01/26/2012

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The websites of two Israeli medical centers as well as several other public Israeli websites, were hacked.

The websites for Tel Hashomer and Assuta medical centers, among the largest in central Israel, were down Wednesday morning.

The hospitals' security systems held back the assaults and patient information was not compromised, according to the hospitals.

Saudis Claim Credit For Hack Of Israelis' Credit Cards

01/03/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

A group of Saudi hackers calling themselves Group XP claimed credit for exposing thousands of Israelis’ credit card numbers and other information on Monday.

  “We decided to give the world a new year gift, about 400,000+ Israeli people information!!!,"  declared the group,  believed to be connected to the global hacking group Anonymous, whose affiliates have been arrested around the world for denial-of-service attacks on private and government web sites.

FaceGlat May Be a More Modest Facebook But It's Not Hacker-Proof

FaceGlat, the ultra-Orthodox social networking site, is an attempt to offer Haredi Jews the experience of Facebook without all the immodesty. From the opening page it reminds one of public restrooms with a sign for men to enter through one door and women to enter through their own door. FaceGlat's name is a mashup of Facebook and glatt, the term for kosher meat considered to be a higher standard of kosher because of the source animal's smooth lungs.

The ultra-Orthodox version of Facebook gets hacked by Palestinian hackers from Jordan for the second time.
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