Israel Attacked From Saudi Arabia

Photo: Oren Rozen (CC)

Photo: Oren Rozen (CC)

A cyber attack that is, and it looks like a very successful first strike. From USA Today:

A hacker network that claims to be based in Saudi Arabia paralyzed the websites of Israel’s stock exchange and national airline on Monday, escalating an international cyber war that has jolted this security-obsessed country.

Neither website contains sensitive information and trading and flights were not affected. But the ongoing salvos by hackers who use anti-Israel language in their posts has revealed how vulnerable Israel is to cyber warfare, despite its sophisticated computer security units in the military and advanced high-tech sector.

The attacks began earlier this month when hackers identifying themselves as group-xp, a known Saudi hacking group, claimed on an Israeli sports website to have gained access to 400,000 Israeli credit card accounts. The group called it a “gift to the world for the New Year” designed to “hurt the Zionist pocket.”…

[continues at USA Today]

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15 Comments on "Israel Attacked From Saudi Arabia"

  1.  OY GE-fuckin’-VALT!

  2.  OY GE-fuckin’-VALT!

  3. Hadrian999 | Jan 17, 2012 at 12:14 am |

    interesting gambit,  Israel threatens violent  retaliation against hackers,
    S.A. hacks israel. israel cant really do anything about because it is S.A. that will be filling the void of oil supply caused by sanctions on iran. so basically israel has to choose between being punked or pissing of their american allies for taking an action that may spike oil prices

  4. Hadrian999 | Jan 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm |

    interesting gambit,  Israel threatens violent  retaliation against hackers,
    S.A. hacks israel. israel cant really do anything about because it is S.A. that will be filling the void of oil supply caused by sanctions on iran. so basically israel has to choose between being punked or pissing of their american allies for taking an action that may spike oil prices

    • Yep, it wasn’t but a few weeks ago that Israel came out and said that they’d consider hacking attacks to be acts of terrorism.

      By that standard, Iran has a pretty good case against both Israel and its big dumb cousin.

      I wonder if I can lawfully refuse to pay my taxes on the grounds that I’d be supporting International Terrorism.

  5. Yep, it wasn’t but a few weeks ago that Israel came out and said that they’d consider hacking attacks to be acts of terrorism.

    By that standard, Iran has a pretty good case against both Israel and its big dumb cousin.

    I wonder if I can lawfully refuse to pay my taxes on the grounds that I’d be supporting International Terrorism.

  6. Butter Knife | Jan 17, 2012 at 4:54 am |

    Oh no, not a web page! Those hackers must mean business!

    http://xkcd.com/932/

  7. Butter Knife | Jan 17, 2012 at 12:54 am |

    Oh no, not a web page! Those hackers must mean business!

    http://xkcd.com/932/

  8. Anonymous | Jan 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm |

    I salute your logic

  9. Anonymous | Jan 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    The question now becomes who will the US side with Israel, that offers nothing other Mossad agents corrupting US politics and a multi-billion dollar drain on the US treasury and Saudi Arabia that offers oil.
    Not only is Israel of no real benefit they are an enormous multi-billion dollar loss.

  10. Anonymous | Jan 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    The question now becomes who will the US side with Israel, that offers nothing other Mossad agents corrupting US politics and a multi-billion dollar drain on the US treasury and Saudi Arabia that offers oil.
    Not only is Israel of no real benefit they are an enormous multi-billion dollar loss.

  11. The question now becomes who will the US side with Israel, that offers nothing other Mossad agents corrupting US politics and a multi-billion dollar drain on the US treasury and Saudi Arabia that offers oil.
    Not only is Israel of no real benefit they are an enormous multi-billion dollar loss.

  12. Anonymous | Jan 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm |

    thus if you pay your taxes you are in material support of a terrorist state and can be detained indefinintely. 

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