Tag Archive for hackers

Unknown Arab group hacks Hezbollah’s bank, exposes clients

A Lebanese newspaper says the group known as ‘SpiderZ’ leaked lists of bank customers with details of over 100,000 depositors, 200,000 borrowers and named the banks that cooperate with Hezbollah’s illicit businesses.

By Tal Shahaf


A mysterious hacker group said Tuesday that it had executed a successful cyberattack against Lebanese terror group Hezbollah’s financial wing, Al-Qard al-Hassan, which includes a functioning banking system.

According to the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star, the group known as “SpiderZ”, already leaked passport photos, details on customers and senior executives, as well as security camera footage from inside the bank, all allegedly gathered during the attack. Continue Reading »

Report: Israeli intel-spies expose Russians using popular software to hack systems

In a NYT report, Israel’s cyber intelligence unit allegedly discovered Russian gov’t hackers manipulated Kaspersky Lab antivirus software, used globally by hundreds of millions of people including the U.S. government, to obtain sensitive info inside the U.S.



Israeli intelligence officials spying on Russian government hackers found they were using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software that is also used by 400 million people globally, including US government agencies, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Israel cyber crime unit situation room – Israel Police Spokesperson’s Dept.

The Israeli officials who had hacked into Kaspersky’s network over two years ago then warned their US counterparts of the Russian intrusion, said The New York Times, which first reported the story. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Iranian cyber spying group targets US, Israel, Saudi Arabia & Germany

ClearSky of Israel and the Tokyo-based Trend Micro say malicious hackers are using social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to dupe targeted victims in Saudi Arabia, Germany, the U.S. and Israel.

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff


A cyber spying group with links to Iran is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said on Tuesday.

A new report by Tokyo-based Trend Micro and ClearSky of Israel detailed incidents as recently as April of this year involving a group known as “CopyKittens,” which has been active for the past four years. Continue Reading »

Hamas hacks IDF cell phones by suckering soldiers with phony accounts


After posing as beautiful young women, Hamas operatives successfully hacked IDF soldiers’ cell phones to acquire intelligence by photographing and listening in on IDF forces near the Gaza border.

By Yoav Zitun


As part of the Hamas’ internet espionage activities, the terrorist organization’s cyber collections unit managed to hack dozens of cell phones belonging to IDF combat soldiers in an attempt to gather intelligence for military operations and preparations on the Gaza border.

Investigations by the Shin Bet and the IDF’s Information Security Department and Cyber Defense Unit discovered that dozens of cell phones belonging to soldiers and officers in both active and reserve duty had been hacked by Hamas.

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Israeli company of ex-IDF intel officers hack ISIS, reveal list of terror targets

After hacking the encrypted site, the Israeli company named “Insights” published a list of potential targets that they had gotten off ISIS’s messaging group.

By Shai Landesman


An Israeli company has hacked into ISIS secret online messaging group “telegram”, and has revealed lists of potential targets for attacks planned by the terror group, Channel 10 News reported.

Cyber hackers – Illustrative Photo: REUTERS

Only 500 people worldwide are members of the secret group, and new members are only accepted by recommendation by one of the existing ones. Potential targets for terror attacks are frequently posted on the group, with the intention of moving one of the members to plan an attack in these locations. Continue Reading »

#OpIsrael: Annual Arab cyber attack hits Israeli websites

Far from the “electronic Holocaust” threatened against Israel, but an estimated 300 websites were hacked by the mostly Arab groups.

By i24news


Israel has once again become the target of a highly concerted and dangerous hacking attack with dozens of Israeli websites hacked by an offshoot of the Anonymous hacking group which calls itself AnonGhost.

In a video posted online in March, the group warned that “as we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, banks and public institutions.”

A spokesperson for the group, who was wearing the signature Guy Fawkes mask said Anonymous will “erase” Israel from the internet on April 7 in an “electronic Holocaust.”

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Tel Aviv resident arrested for hacking Madonna’s computer in FBI-Israel Police operation

The Israeli suspect, found in a joint int’l FBI-Lahav 433 investigation, is being charged with computer trespassing, fraud, theft, and intellectual property offenses.



A suspected Israeli hacker was arrested Wednesday on charges of hacking into the computers of Madonna and a number of other well-known artists in order to steal and distribute unreleased songs, Israel Police reported Wednesday.

Hacking into Madonna’s computer (illustrative) – Photo: INGIMAGE,REUTERS,JPOST STAFF

The months-long international investigation, conducted between the FBI and Lahav 433, the police’s special investigation unit, led investigators to a 39-year-old Tel Aviv resident.

The suspect allegedly hacked into the artists’ computers, stole unreleased tracks, and distributed the music over the Internet for money. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM Establishes National Civilian Cyber-Defense Authority

After major hacking attempt during Gaza war to crash  non-governmental websites, Netanyahu makes historic move to protect civilians – not only the gov’t – from intrusive cyber warfare.

By Tova Dvorin


In a landmark decision Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the establishment of a National Authority for Cyber Defense.

Cyber security – Reuters

The new authority will be headed by Dr. Eviatar Mattaniah, head of the cyber-defense staff, and will be responsible for the protection of Israeli civilians against cyber attacks.

Netanyahu’s decision takes the already extensive work and thorough preparation to protect Israel’s cyberspace against terror several steps further, drafting leading experts in the field to coordinate and lead the entire Israeli cyber-defense team. Continue Reading »

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 »

US Security Firm: Iranian Hackers Infect Israel Supporters from Twitter & Facebook

An American internet security firm reported Iranian hackers were actively using social media networks like Facebook & Twitter to spy on Israelis, by pretending to be their online ‘friends’.

By Yaakov Levi


Iranian hackers used social media networks to spy on Israelis, and supporters of Israel in the US and Britain, a report by an American security firm said Thursday. The report, by the iSight security group, said that Iranian hackers used profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media vehicles to trick Israelis and supporters of Israel to connect to unsafe links on a phony news web site, where they would be sent a virus that could sweep their computers and gather information about logins and passwords for e-mail accounts and sensitive web sites. Continue Reading »

US Tells Paris: Israel Behind Elysee Palace Hacking

Leaked document by Edward Snowden: France believed U.S. was behind a cyber attack on the Elysee Palace but White House pointed finger at Mossad.

By Elad Benari, Canada


France believed the United States attempted to hack into its president’s communications network but the U.S. hinted that Israel was behind the attack, AFP reported on Friday, based on a leaked U.S. intelligence document.

Hackers (illustration) – AFP/File

According to the report, U.S. agents denied having anything to do with the May 2012 cyber attack on the Elysee Palace, the official residence of French presidents, and appeared to hint at the possible involvement of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency. Continue Reading »

Failed hackers announced plans for another attempt

Previously unsuccessful, hacker group announce an upcoming September 11 assault on Israel & the United States.

By Maayana Miskin


An anonymous group of anti-Israel hackers has announced plans for a new cyber-assault. The mass hacking attempt has been scheduled for September 11.


Hacker (illustrative)- IsraelandStuff/PP

The same group previously attempted a mass online attack in April 2013. The only noticeable effect was a several-second delay in access to one government site; other than that, all Israeli government sites ran as usual.

A previous attack did more damage, temporarily affecting hundreds of Israeli civilian sites.

The hackers have released a video with their latest threats. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian hackers change Google’s Palestine Web page

Google.ps, has been ‘redesigned’ by hackers, apparently objecting to the Google Maps labeling of  Israel and the Palestinian borders.



JERUSALEM — Pro-Palestinian hackers calling for changing Israel to Palestine on Google Maps hacked the Google Palestine Web page.


The hackers on Monday diverted traffic from google.ps and redirected users to a hacked version of Google’s homepage.

“uncle google we say hi from Palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called israel. Its called Palestine,” the hacked page read.

The hackers also said on the page that changing “Isreal” on Google Maps to “Palestine” would be “revolution.”

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‘Anonymous’ Proudly Disables Website for Children with Cancer

The int’l hackers’ group ‘Anonymous’ prides itself on repeatedly bringing down ‘Larger than Life’s’, a website aimed to help children with cancer .

By Gil Ronen



The hackers’ group Anonymous said Saturday that its planned attack on Israel has begun and will intensify Sunday. One of its prime targets is a website for an NGO that assists children with cancer.

The group announced that 19,000 Israeli Facebook accounts have already been hacked. In addition it said, personal details of students from Haifa University have been compromised, as have hundreds of passwords to Israeli email accounts.

Several dozen sites belonging to Israeli NGOs have been damaged, the web vandals claimed, including that of Larger than Life, and NGO for children with cancer. Continue Reading »

Syrian Hackers attack Israeli guesthouse websites for revenge

Assad-affiliated hackers say they are ready to take on anyone who threatens Syria’s ‘pure’ lands, so they attack ’50 Zionist entity websites,’ guesthouses in north & an online furniture retailer.

By Roi Kais


What damage is caused to Israeli security by downing the website of an online furniture retailer? The connection between the two seems vague, however that was one of the targets of an Assad affiliated hacker group, who attacked Israeli websites in response to the alleged attack on their country.

A number of hours after Damascus admitted that an attack took place, the organization, which calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army, claimed: “We have hacked into 50 central Israeli websites.” Continue Reading »