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Israel Infrastructure Proves Too Strong For Anonymous

Mephistophocles (930357) writes | about a year ago

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Mephistophocles (930357) writes "Ever since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, hackers have been working overtime to strike a blow against the Israeli government’s computer systems, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday. No fewer than 44 million attacks have been recorded since the operation began five days ago — with nearly all of them failing, thanks to the recent strengthening of computer defense systems in Israel.

Speaking at a special press conference at the Government Computing Center in Jerusalem about the cyber war against Israel that has accompanied Hamas’s rocket attacks, Steinitz said that hackers “are trying to disable the symbols of Israeli sovereignty, to enter web sites and install anti-Israel content, thus compromising information and data and damaging the government’s ability to serve the public.” Most of the attacks, he said, were against government sites, like the Prime Minister’s Office site, and security-related sites, such as that of the Home Front Command, the body charged with informing Israelis on how to protect themselves in the event of an attack.

Out of those 44 million-plus attacks on government and defense related sites, said Steinitz, only one succeeded – partially. One site, which he did not name, was “wobbly for a few minutes,” but quickly recovered. Even though the government has been successful in warding off hack attacks, Steinitz said that government sites were fully backed up and mirrored, meaning that they could be replaced by a duplicate site instantly if the original site were compromised."

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But when it comes to solving REAL problems... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#42045927)

Whoopsie-doodle! Looks like a bunch of 14-year-old brats finally bit off more than they could chew! I mean, if you don't count Amazon. And if you don't count when they backed the everloving FUCK down from the Zetas. But hey, so long as they can continue "solving" petty first world problems by digital vandalism and whining, they can have a free pass on REAL problems, right? Right! Sure hope those darn Israelis don't decide to take out revenge on us!

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