Israel’s National Cyber Bureau reports anti-Israel hackers posing as “legitimate organization” targeting over 100 Israeli organizations, gov’t offices, public institutions & Israeli citizens.
• National Cyber Bureau official, ‘The hackers “are trying to trick us, but we’re one step ahead of them.”
By Shlomo Cesana, Ilan Gattegno, Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
>Israel thwarted a large cyberattack on government offices and private citizens, the National Cyber Bureau at the Prime Minister’s Office said Wednesday.
A statement issued by the National Cyber Bureau described the attack, which took place last Wednesday, as “unusually wide-scale, adding that hackers posing as a “legitimate organization” targeted “about 120 organizations, government offices, public institutions and private citizens.” Continue Reading »
Israel must take into account that their different intelligence agencies are not 100% invincible – that in this ongoing battle between state attackers or ‘lone wolf’ vs the defenders, the attacker usually has the upper hand.
By YOSSI MELMAN
We shouldn’t have been surprised this week when tens of thousands of CIA documents were released, revealing the organization’s cyber warfare methods and its operations to break into and attack computers and smart phones. Even the fact that a Samsung refrigerator can be used as a listening device that records voices in its vicinity is not new. The Korean company itself issued a warning saying as much to its customers more than a year ago. Continue Reading »
In new video, the hacker group ‘Anonymous’, threatens to take down Israeli sites & servers on April 7, promising to ‘erase you from cyberspace’.
By Ran Rimon, Elior Levy
A video released this week by the Anonymous hacker collective vowed to inflict an “Electronic Holocaust” on Israel.
The video shows a masked individual in a suit delivering a prepared statement, in which he announces April 7 as the date of a concerted attack on Israel’s online servers. “As we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, and Israeli institutions,” he said.
“We will erase you from cyberspace in our Electronic Holocaust.” Continue Reading »
Israeli cyber-tech company Cybergym runs company high-tech representatives through a gauntlet of scenarios simulating realistic, everyday type cyber attacks.
An Israeli company is using ex-IDF hackers to train companies against cyber-attacks, CNN reported.
Cybergym is using ex-IDF hackers to train companies against cyber-attacks, CNN reported.
In Cybergym, located on a farm between Tel Aviv and Haifa, private companies’ cyber warriors are challenged with simulations of real-world (or real-virtual world) scenarios, designed to train them to contain both state and individual hostile hacking attempts.
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After having survived stabbing attack by two Palestinians, Kay Wilson tells how she then faced an equally terrorizing libel campaign by a relentless cyber-bully.
By Ryan Jones & Ariel Rudolph
In December 2010, Kay Wilson found herself in the midst of a nightmare when she and visiting American Christian friend Kristine Luken were attacked by knife-wielding Palestinian Arabs in a forested area south of Jerusalem.
Kay Wilson on Step By Step: The Idiot’s Guide To Surviving A Machete Attack for TEDxBGU – YouTube screenshot
Wilson previously recounted for Israel Today the traumatic event that took her friend’s life and left her badly wounded. Continue Reading »
Hacker collective launches wide-scale cyber-attack, named “#OpIsrael,” on hundreds of Israeli websites in protest of ‘Operation Pillar of Defense’.
Hacker collective Anonymous launched a wide-scale attack, named “#OpIsrael”, on hundreds of Israeli websites late Friday night in protest of Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip. The attacks ranged from high-profile targets like the Foreign Ministry to tourism companies and locksmiths.
Hacker collective Anonymous – Photo: Screen capture
One of the most high-profile targets of the attack was the Foreign Ministry’s international development program, Mashav. In an announcement on Twitter, Anonymous claimed to have tampered with the website’s internal database. Continue Reading »
IDF’s cyberwarfare program searches Jewish communities abroad for teen geniuses for lack of recruits
With cyberattacks increasing in frequency and potency in recent years, the IDF has begun scouring Jewish communities abroad for young computer prodigies willing to join its ranks, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.
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Over the past year, the army has dramatically increased the resources allotted for its cyber program, which operates within the Intelligence Corps’ Unit 8200. Military Intelligence Chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi has recently allocated NIS 2 billion (roughly $515 million) towards developing the program.
Furthermore, the Teleprocessing Corps last year founded a new unit charged with protecting the IDF’s communication systems from hackers and viruses. Continue Reading »