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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

CNN: Anonymous declares 'cyberwar' on Israel



(CNN) -- In the digital age, war isn't contained to the ground.
The Israeli government on Sunday said it has been hit with more than 44 million cyberattacks since it began aerial strikes on Gaza last week. Anonymous, the hacker collective, claimed responsibility for taking down some sites and leaking passwords because of what it calls Israel's "barbaric, brutal and despicable treatment" of Palestinians.

"The war is being fought on three fronts," Carmela Avner, Israel's chief information officer, said on Sunday in a press release. "The first is physical, the second is the world of social networks and the third is cyberattacks.

"The attackers are attempting to harm the accessibility of Israel's government websites on an ongoing basis. When events like the current operation occur, this sector heats up and we see increased activity. Therefore, at this time, defending the governmental computer systems is of invaluable importance."
Social media takes on Gaza conflict Twitter as a weapon in Gaza

Israel and the military wing of Hamas have been criticized for using ready-to-share images on social media to spread spin about the conflict, which has claimed the lives of about 100 Palestinians and three Israelis since the back-and-forth violence began again Wednesday.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/19/tech/web/cyber-attack-israel-anonymous/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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Reply CNN: Anonymous declares 'cyberwar' on Israel (Original post)
spanone Nov 2012 OP
ananda Nov 2012 #1
carolbrenner Nov 2012 #2
spanone Nov 2012 #5
99Forever Nov 2012 #3
cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #4
B2G Nov 2012 #6
Marinedem Nov 2012 #7
Turborama Nov 2012 #10
Marinedem Nov 2012 #15
B2G Nov 2012 #11
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #13
David__77 Nov 2012 #17
Panasonic Nov 2012 #8
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #9
David__77 Nov 2012 #18
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #12
B2G Nov 2012 #14
MineralMan Nov 2012 #16

Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

1. Wow.

Wow.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:55 PM

2. Capitalist News Network

 

The Capitalist News Network is not noted for its commitment to accuracy.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:59 PM

3. but... but... but...

... Anonymous can't really do anything...

... the Third Way has assured so.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:00 PM

4. But oddly... Romney was just elected President of Gaza

All this hacking gets confusing... things happen

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:11 PM

6. Messing with Mossad is not good for one's health

Just sayin.

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Response to B2G (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:20 PM

7. True story

 

Planting an ad banner of dancing cocks or something like that on an Israeli owned kitchenware company's website is one thing.

Something like Stuxnet...

Well, let's just say there would be nothing to protect you from mossad at that point.

The Israelis take their national security seriously.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:31 PM

10. Have they planted an ad banner of dancing cocks anywhere yet?

If so, got a link?

That'd be hilarious.

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Response to Turborama (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:43 PM

15. It was a hyperbolic example, though one that made me grin.

 

In most of the stories I read about anonymous, their "Hacking" seems to consist of vandalizing the superficial parts of web pages or overloading servers and crashing them. My point is, they strike me a less high speed, elite hackers, so much as actually being bored teenagers in guy fox masks.

I believe that if they were to actually threaten Israel with "Cyber War" (Not a meaningless term), Israel would oblige them with a conventional one.

The izzies don't play.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:34 PM

11. Yep. play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:40 PM

13. How odd. How very difficult to understand.

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Response to Marinedem (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:00 PM

17. The power of Israeli intelligence is way overestimated.

Israeli intelligence doesn't hold a candle to that of the US, Russia, or even Britain or France. And it is hardly as if the US agencies see the Israeli agencies as entirely friendly.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:22 PM

8. Anonymous actually has to expose Nutty Yahoo and the rest of the Likudniks and force the people

 

to make a choice in the next elections in Feburary - moving hard left to Labor once again.

Tzipi Livini will make a fine PM, a first since Golda Meir.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 PM

9. I'm not comfortable with this. Not that Israel doesn't deserve a huge kick in the ass

Its the same as them interfering with the election (if they did), its probably just not wise in the long run.

As we've seen with the Arab Spring "revolutions" which turned into Islamist misfires, backing one side over another doesn't necessarily mean you picked the "right" side in the long run.

I'd far prefer for Anonymous to target the global geopolitical players like the financial cabals (Carlyle Group etc), known entities that are destructive to democracy like Koch-backed corporations etc. I think meddling in regional affairs is the wrong move imho.

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:02 PM

18. "Anonymous" isn't a single entity.

And one could use the name as their puppet. I agree that the geopolitical interference is troubling (to me whether against Israel or Syria).

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:38 PM

12. So they are tweeting and conducting a DDS attack on web sites

 

OOOOOOOOH

I am so afraid.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:42 PM

14. What do you do when swarmed by gnats?

That's what's going to happen to these guys if they keep it up.

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Response to B2G (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:52 PM

16. Bug spray?

I think they have some of that.

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