Cyber Attack Against Israel
By Micah Halpern
Sunday April 7, 2013
I've Been Thinking:
OpIsrael began a few hours ago. Going by the name, one would imagine that OpIsrael is one of those programs through which people learn about the wonderful contributions Israel has made to the world. Or perhaps it could be a project of the Jewish Agency to activate Diaspora Jews and connect them to Israel. It is not.
It is an operation that began on April 7 and was organized by the computer hacking group Anonymous. The hackers began attacking Israel on the evening of April 7.
Cyber defense experts say that OpIsrael is not a serious threat to the state. Thus far, the attacks have been very light. The cyber people in Israel say that they are always prepared and that the real, serious attack that they fear will not be announced on forums and chat rooms.
The suggestion is that Anonymous just does not have the skills and the power to seriously threaten Israel. This attack will be a minor inconvenience. It is one of many. There are 10's of thousands of attacks against Israeli websites every day.
Thankfully, OpIsrael is a failure.
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