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Israeli hackers bring down Arab monetary sites

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Israeli hackers bring down Arab monetary sites


www.jpost.com

'Israel Defenders' hackers post in forum that attacks are response to "lame" Saudi attack on Israelis; Israeli hackers brought down the official websites of Saudi Arabia's Monetary Agency and Abu Dhabi's Securities Exchange on Tuesday in retaliation for a denial of service attack on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange the previous day.



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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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its about time the israeli hackers teach them a lesson.
The hackers warned that "this is only the beginning," adding that "there may be disruption to the [Saudi] government's stock exchange site" as well.

"If the lame attacks from Saudi Arabia will continue, we will move to the next level, which will disable these sites longer term," they said, adding that the damage could last "weeks or even months.

www.jpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:14 AM
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Turn about is fair play. The UAE *loves* to meddle with other countries in various underhanded ways.

I kind of love hackers when they do things like this...



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:21 AM
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I'm sorry but this sounds huge?

Nations are at cyber war with each other?!



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:22 AM
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There was a documentary last night on CNBC news that stated that cyber attacks could receive a response such as a cruise missile.

www.cnbc.com...

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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Eventually, these “Cyber attacks” will culminate into just a regular attack. Take out the power grid or servers that are in the area and you stop the cyber attack.

One thing I have learned in life…no matter how smart I think I am at any given moment. There is always someone smarter.

But are they as devious as me?



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:31 AM
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There is no doubt that war has shifted to Cyber Space as well as other fronts....
These are the first shots that have been heard but things could get very disruptive if a world Cyber War breaks out....(dont discount the possibility!)
Think what disruption would happen if all your bank accounts were erased!
International payments or other monetary transfers gibbled by some virus....
The extent of computer wafare could be just as deadly as nukes!
Think flood gates and electric grids! How about screwing up the traffic or subway light systems so that traffic signals cause major accidents.....
There is nothing man invents that cannot be used against him as a weapon.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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I believe that you are spot on Stirling. These are just the continuing first shots in a much larger scale of war.

Chances are that cyber war will be a thing of the past though once actual warfare breaks out. At least for a couple of years if we survive.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:45 AM
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What exactly is the relationship between these two countries now? I thought that, at least on the face of things, they were nominally allied?



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:53 AM
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so you counter a lame attack with another lame attack. if only all wars were fought by geeks closing down websites 99.9% of the world never heard of or really cares.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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I read the thread wrong, please disregard.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by CountDrac
 


Already posted here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Good self promotion.


But this thread is about the counter attack.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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What is intriguing to me is the swiftness of Israel's response: ONE DAY after! And the targets were the Monetary Exchange and the Securities Exchange, two sites that should have layer-upon-layer of cyber-security to protect them. And in TWO different countries! Considering that the Stuxnet virus allegedly originated in Israel, it makes one wonder just how much damage these guys could do in a full-on attack from a hostile country.
To an uneducated country boy such as myself, this is mind-boggling stuff.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:25 PM
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Was there any proof that the hacker attacks on the Israeli sites were from the opposite side of the fence?

I was surprised that an Israeli financial site could have been hacked in the first place.

Something is not right.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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So let's get this straight, America's biggest ally in the Middle East is at war with America's other biggest ally in the Middle East.

Who's side are we (officially) on

and I don't get this either, why the State of Israel would attack another country's stock exchange. It's not like the State of Saudi attacked Israel it was just some dude.

Does this mean if some dude in USA hacked something in Israel then Israel would take down Wall Street ??



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:35 PM
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Israel is only assuming where the hacker attacked it from.

The hacker could be sitting in Beijing or Moscow doing his job pretending to be an Arab.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Exactly!

No offense to Saudis but i don't think any of them are even capable of turning on a PC as they have never really had a need to do anything due to free oil money flowing in non-stop meeting all their needs. So all they do is drive and crash their 4WD's all day into each other.






posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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This is really childish. As forklift said, nobody knows who the guys who attack Israeli sites are. They can be from all over the world. And frankly i do not see how bothering people who did nothing wrong makes anything right.
Those Israeli hackers could benefit by "mingling" in hacker-circles or simply surfing 4chan and like and warning about future targets. Of course this is much less glorious task then ddos attacks.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:50 PM
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I read the thread wrong, please disregard.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 12:55 PM
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This is only getting suspicious.

It seems someone or somegroup or some nation is attempting to sow discord amongst nations.

First, it was claimed that hackers from Saudi Arabia hacked into Israel's financial sites in response to the death of an iranian nuke scientist.

Saudi kids? Doing a job for the iranians? Sunnis helping Shias while in iraq supposed Sunnis are suicide bombing innocent Shias?

And then today, a suppossed retaliation by 'Israel' on Saudi Arabia and UAE financial sector?

Something smells here..... BTW, what had the turban headed Iranian infidel leader been eating lately?
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