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Cyber warfare

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Israeli hacker team brings down Iranian websites

An Israeli hacker team, who refer to themselves as IDF (Israel Defense Force) Team, have hacked into, and brought down, two websites belonging to Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The hackers say their actions are in retaliation for a series of hacking attacks launched against Israel which began in early January, when an … Continue reading

Debate: Is the Middle East on the verge of cyber war?

Guests: Nikki Moore, a technology writer and expert on internet security; Dave Clemente, a researcher with the International Security Programme at Chatham House; and Abdullah Schleifer, a professor of journalism and senior fellow at the Center for Journalism at the American University in Cairo. Al Jazeera, Qatar

Israeli Minister slams Israeli cyber attacks on Arab websites

Israel’s Minister of Intelligence Services was critical of Israeli hackers’ attacks against Arab websites. “There is no evidence that these hackers are indeed Saudi,” Dan Meridor said, referring to a string of cyber attacks against Israeli websites on Monday. “Individual initiatives by Israeli hackers to attack Saudi hackers, or hackers from anywhere else for that matter, are … Continue reading

Israel hackers attack Arab stock markets

The official websites of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi’s stock markets were victim of cyber attacks on Tuesday by alleged Israeli hackers. These attacks come as a direct retaliation for yesterday’s hacking of Israel’s stock exchange and national airline by alleged Saudi hackers. The ‘IDF-Team’, the name chosen by the Israeli hackers, said “if the lame attacks … Continue reading

Hackers shut down Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al websites

In the wake of a series of cyber attacks over the past last weeks, and as Hamas called for an escalation of cyber warfare against Israel, the websites of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al (airline) were victim of a hacking attack. Haaretz, Israel Click here for the full story

Hamas Calls for More Net Hacking Against Israel

Following the hacking of Israeli computers by alleged Saudis, Hamas has called for further cyber attacks against the Jewish state. “Penetrating Israeli websites means opening a new field of resistance and the beginning of an electronic war against Israeli occupation,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said. Bloomberg, United States Click here for the full story

In cyber vengeance, Israeli hackers say they obtained Saudi credit card details

Following the exposure of thousands of Israeli credit card details by a hacker claiming to be from Saudi Arabia, Israeli hackers have claimed to be in possession of similar details on thousands Saudi citizens.  “A few Israeli hackers came together and decided on various responses for each cyber activity that would be carried out against Israel, … Continue reading

Stuxnet weapon has at least 4 cousins: researchers

The Stuxnet virus that last year damaged Iran’s nuclear program was likely one of at least five cyber weapons developed on a single platform whose roots trace back to 2007, according to a new research. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

Iran says has detected Duqu computer virus

Iran said on Sunday it had detected the Duqu computer virus that experts say is based on Stuxnet, the so-called “cyber-weapon” discovered last year and believed to be aimed at sabotaging the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

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Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

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