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Developer of Iron Dome is now developing system to counter cyber attacks on Israel

Father of Iron Dome, Danny Gold & Isaac Ben-Israel are developing a cyber-system that will be able to detect, target then attack hackers.

The project, expected to cost several hundreds of millions of shekels, will be funded by the Israel’s Defense Ministry.

By Assaf Gilad


Danny Gold, who initiated and led the Iron Dome project during his tenure as head of the Israel Defense Forces’ research and development division, is currently promoting a new project for the establishment of a national defense system against cyber-attacks, Calcalist has learned.

Maj. Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben-Israel (Be'er Sheva Municipality Spokesperson's office)

Maj. Gen. (res.) Isaac Ben-Israel – Be’er Sheva Municipality Spokesperson’s office

Gold, who serves today as chairman of the National Cyber Committee at the National Council for Research and Development, is working on the project in conjunction with the National Cyber Bureau, headed by

The project is expected to be implemented within the next three years, at a cost of hundreds of millions of shekels, with the Defense Ministry to foot the bill. Continue Reading »

Meet Israel’s Hackers Who Struck Back

Israelis hit back at anti-Israel hackers by breaking into their computers, snapping mugshots of some of the ill-prepared hackers using their own webcams, then publishing their photos & names.

By Israel Today Staff


Israel this week has faced a heavier than usual amount of cyber-attacks, but local hackers are doing their bit to fight back. And you can follow their progress in near-real time thanks to the magic of Twitter.

Meet the Israeli Hackers Who Are Striking Back

Israel on average defends against tens of thousands of cyber attacks every day. But international hacker group Anonymous, or a branch thereof, sought to truly overwhelm the Jewish state this week with its annual #OpIsrael campaign, during which anti-Israel hackers seek to crash or penetrate Israeli websites and networks. Continue Reading »

Israeli hackers & IT Professionals Strike Back Under Pro-Gaza Cyber-Attack


Global hackers of Anonymous managed to only temporarily crash a very few Israeli websites whereas Israeli hackers successfully  penetrated the Anonymous website.

By Ryan Jones


The international hacker group Anonymous warned that Israel would be under a constant and determined cyber-attack on Monday, but by midday, Israeli cyber-security experts said the assault had been “unsophisticated” and largely unsuccessful.

Israeli Hackers Strike Back at the Anonymous anti-Israel campaign – Photo credit: It’s anonymous

Anonymous and allied hacker groups launched the fresh wave of cyber-attacks in response to Israel’s counter-terrorism strikes on the Gaza Strip.

The hackers primarily used two methods of trying to bring down or penetrate Israeli government and business websites. Continue Reading »

Anonymous cyber-warriors attack Israeli websites


One year after its last major cyber attack on Israel, AnonymousOpIsrael goes after Israeli websites again.


Exactly one year after its last major cyber attack, AnonymousOpIsrael hacked Israeli websites on Monday.

Cyber attack

Members of ‘team Red’ work on laptop computers during a mock cyberattack scenario with teams of amateur computer experts taking part and trying to fight this simulated attack in London, Friday, March, – Photo: AP

The pro-Palestinian “hacktivist’ collective broke into the Education Ministry’s website, as well as the websites of the Israel Postal Service and the Central Bureau of Statistics, Ynet reported.

Anonymous struck first in November 2012 after Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense assault on Gaza, and again on April 7, 2013.

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‘Anonymous’ cyber-terrorists warn Israel of impending cyber-attack

Cyber-group of anti-Israel hackers calls on its int’l band of “cyber warriors” to attack all major Israeli institutions & websites on Monday.


A group of anti-Israel hackers calling themselves ‘Anonymous Operation Israel’ called on “cyber warriors from across the planet” to attack Israel online on April 7th.

We are Anonymous

We are Anonymous – YouTube screenshot

“On April 7, 2014, we call upon our brothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, database leak, admin takeover, and DNS terminate the Israeli Cyberspace by any means necessary,” the group said in a YouTube video posted on April 2.

It is not the group’s first foray into cyber-warfare against the Jewish State. Continue Reading »

Arab Hackers Attack Israeli Facebook User Accounts

Hackers from Gaza & Tunisia break into the Facebook accounts of about 13,000 Israelis, making a list of usernames & their passwords public.

By Elad Benari


Channel 10 News reported on Monday that Arab hackers had broken into the Facebook accounts of some 13,000 Israelis.

The hackers, from Tunisia and Gaza, made public on Monday evening the usernames and passwords of the accounts which they had broken into. In some cases they changed the profile pictures of the users in question.

Victims of the hacking attack confirmed to Channel 10 that their Facebook account was hacked, with some saying they had thought the attack was a prank by their friends. Continue Reading »

Israeli PM: Tehran Stepping Up Cyber-War against Israeli Targets

Iran now has Hizbullah and Hamas working with them to carry out cyber-warfare against Israeli targets.

By Gil Ronen


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran has been stepping up its cyber-attacks on Israel.

Netanyhau arrives for weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusaelm, May 26, 2013 - Photo: REUTERS/Menahem Kahana/Pool

Netanyhau arrives for weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusaelm, – Photo: REUTERS/Menahem Kahana/Pool

“In the last few months,” he said, “we have identified a meaningful surge in the scale of cyber-attacks by Iran, which are being carried out directly by Iran and its proxies, Hizbullah and Hamas.”

Netanyahu spoke at the International Cybertechnology Conference of the National Cyber Council in the Prime Minister’s Office, held in cooperation with the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop at Tel Aviv University. Continue Reading »

Syrian hackers targeted Haifa’s water system

Israeli official says Syria’s failed cyber attack was launched about 2 weeks ago.

Literally, hundreds of cyber attacks occur every minute against crucial Israeli infrastructure.

By Ilana Curiel

A senior Israeli official revealed on Saturday that Syria has attempted two weeks ago to launch a cyber attack against Haifa‘s water system, in retaliation to the alleged Israeli attack in Damascus a month ago.

נשיא סוריה אסד. הפעיל את "יחידת הצבא הסורי האלקטרוני"?  (צילום: AP)

Syria’s Bashar Assad – Photo: AP

Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, chairman of the National Council for Research and Development, said that Israeli critical infrastructures such as electricity, water and the stock exchange undergo hundreds of cyber attacks every minute. Continue Reading »

The IDF’s silent cyber attack force

Unseen, the IDF’s cyber warfare capabilities have become a key to battlefield victory, not only against enemy armies, but increasingly against terrorist organizations, such as Hamas & Hezbollah.



These days, the idea of Israel engaging its enemies in a war, whether in near or distant arenas, without its “silent attack force” is unthinkable.

THERE ARE two types of standard electronic warfare in most militaries: defensive and offensive.

THERE ARE two types of standard electronic warfare in most militaries: defensive and offensive. – Photo Courtesy IDF

The silent attackers would be the soldiers of the IDF’s Electronic Warfare (EW) Section, whose mission is to cause rival forces to enter a state perhaps best summed up in the famous Psalms verse: “They have eyes, but cannot see.

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Israeli cyber-geniuses hacked anti-Israel hackers

Israeli hackers neutralizes website coordinating cyber attack on Israeli websites.

Anonymous successfully attacked the Education Ministry site.



Israeli hackers responding to a campaign to launch cyber-attacks on the country’s websites and Facebook accounts by breaking into the server hosting a major anti-Israeli hacking nerve center.

Photo: Screenshot from- http://www.opisrael.com/

The website, OpIsrael.com, which was run by the Anonghost hacking group to help coordinate an online attack on Israel, was taken over by an Israeli hacker calling himself EhIsR. Under the heading “A few forgotten facts,” the hacker posted content such as “Israel became a nation in 1312 BCE, 2,000 years before the rise of Islam.”

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The cyber-war starts Sunday


Hackers from all over the world are making final preparations for a cyber-attack against Israel — purported to be the most extensive attack to date.

They will try to infiltrate gov’t sites, hack into banks & infect users…. but, Israel is also preparing itself.

By Ilan Gattegno


For over a month now, Israel has been under cyberattack. It began with words and threats, which carry a hefty significance in and of themselves, due to their psychological impact, and because they prompt Internet activity from all levels to try to prevent the damage from such an anticipated attack.

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Israel threatened with ‘potentially crippling’ cyberattack

Israeli Cybersecurity experts say financial system & gov’t websites are likely to be targeted by Anonymous. They say #OpIsrael is meant to “erase Israel from the Internet” in solidarity with the Palestinians & will peak on April 7.

Ilan Gattegno and Israel Hayom Staff



Israel is bracing for a “potentially crippling” cyberattack against the country’s major companies and websites, Israel Hayom learned Tuesday. The attack is set to take place on April 7, which this year will be the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The planned assault is part of hacktivist group Anonymous’s ongoing #OpIsrael campaign, which was launched in March in a show of solidarity with the Palestinians.

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Israel Establishes Dual Cyber Security Program

Israel is creating dual cyber security program to promote research & development, serving both civilian & defense needs.

By Chana Ya’ar


Israel will create a dual cyber security program to promote research and development to serve both civilian and defense goals, the PMO says.

The government is to create a dual cyber security program to promote research development that will serve both civilian and defense goals, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Wednesday.

The project, to be named MASAD, will be a joint effort of the Israel National Cyber Bureau and Ministry of Defense Directorate for Research and Development.

The program is intended “to strengthen and advance Israel’s capabilities in cyberspace, turn it into a leading country in cyber technology and thereby serve as a new growth engine for the Israeli economy,” the PMO said in a statement. Continue Reading »

This virus will self-destruct in 5,4,3,2,1 …

The operators of the highly advanced Flame virus activated a self-destruct mechanism over the weekend, removing any traces of the virus from infected computers they managed to control.

By Ilan Gattegno and Israel Hayom Staff


The operators of the highly advanced Flame virus activated a self-destruct mechanism over the weekend, removing any traces of the virus from infected computers they managed to control.

Iranian technicians at work in the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2010. | Photo credit: AP

Iranian technicians at work in the Bushehr nuclear power plant - Photo: AP

Analysts from security software giant Symantec released a statement saying the virus included a module called Suicide, which could have enabled the virus to delete itself.

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