Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hacker attack on Israel?


Serious computer failure in Israel: The websites of several governmental and security organizations were paralyzed after a total crash for hours. The international hacker organization "Anonymous" had threatened the Israeli government before an attack.
The Treasury Department, which is responsible for all government Web sites denied, but on Monday reports of a hacker attack. "This was a technical mistake," said a spokeswoman for the news agency dpa. There was only one problem with the central server.

Military and intelligence affected

The Israeli newspaper "Haaretz" described the incident as "the worst computer crash in the history of Israeli government websites." Among other things, on Sunday the sides of the armed forces, several ministries and intelligence agencies Mossad and Shin Bet had been affected.


Israel pursuing piracy

The hacker organization "Anonymous" had threatened Israel two days before the mishap. They protested that Israel had captured two ships on Friday with pro-Palestinian activists who wanted to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
A male voice, described Israel's actions in the popular video on YouTube as "piracy". "We accept this kind of aggression against unarmed civilians do not," he said. "If you continue to block relief ships on their way to Gaza or the terrible deeds of 31 May 2010 compared to repeat the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, leave us no choice but to fight back as "it said on the Israeli address. "Over and over again until you stop." Israeli soldiers had nearly one and a half years at the storming of the slain "Mavi Marmara" nine Turkish activists.



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