Politically charged hackers hit Israel again

Politically charged hackers hit Israel again
Hackers that claim to be Saudi have escalated their cyber war against Israel, this time attacking the nation's stock exchange and their El-Al national airline.

Earlier this month, a hacker calling himself OxOmar released personal information on 21,000 accounts hacked from a popular Israeli sports website. Overall, the hackers claim to have stolen 400,000 credit card accounts from the attack, although banks have called that number bogus.

The group calls themselves a "gift to the world for the New Year designed to hurt the Zionist pocket." The group claims to be pro-Palestine.

In retaliation for the first attack, Israeli hackers posted personal information on Saudis, Egyptians, Syrians and others.

The new attack took down the El Al Airlines website, but the company says no flights or booking were delayed. The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange website was "overwhelmed by electronic requests that slowed it down dramatically" but the site remained operational and all trading was unaffected.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Jan 2012 21:22
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  • xtago

    Not the best of people to be playing with they do kidnap people and haul them away.

    That's Israel if you don't know.

    Since looking up some news It seems they have shut down the hackers website and maybe killed it.

    while also arresting an 18 year old for using the credit card numbers.

    17.1.2012 08:45 #1

  • ivymike

    Exactly how does Israel know for sure that these are Arab hackers??? An earlier hack attack was done by a Mexican National masquerading as an Arab....Before Israel starts a nuclear war over something like this they should get ALL the facts straight before launching a counter hack attack...Just sayin'

    18.1.2012 00:50 #2

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