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Israeli hackers bring down Saudi, UAE stock exchange websites

In fresh round of cyber warfare, Israel hackers, who go by the name IDF-TEAM, retaliate against Saudi attack on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, El Al websites.
Earlier Tuesday, a pro-Israel hacker published a list of 30,000 e-mail addresses and Facebook passwords of "helpless Arabs" on a popular hacking site. The hacker, who goes by Hannibal, wrote that his actions - which began Friday - are a "counter-attack" following the publication of Israeli credit card details on the Internet by a reportedly Saudi hacker.

Kuwaiti imam: Cyber jihad effective - Top Persian Gulf clergyman endorses 'cyber Jihad against Zionist enemy'.

Published: 01.18.12

Israeli hackers brought down the websites of both the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) Monday, in the latest episode of a continuing cyber war between hackers in the two countries.

The Israeli hackers, who go by the name IDF-Team, were able to paralyze the Tadawul website, while causing significant delays to the ADX exchange site.




The hackers wrote that the attack came in response to the “pathetic” hacking of Israeli sites on Monday. The hackers warned that if the attacks continue, they will “move to the next stage and paralyze websites for a period of two weeks to a month.”

Earlier Tuesday, a pro-Israel hacker published a list of 30,000 e-mail addresses and Facebook passwords of "helpless Arabs" on a popular hacking site. The hacker, who goes by Hannibal, wrote that his actions - which began Friday - are a "counter-attack" following the publication of Israeli credit card details on the Internet by a reportedly Saudi hacker.

"I noticed that poor intelligence of 0x omar and his friends [sic]," he wrote on pastebin.com, the same site used by the Saudi hacker. "State of Israel, not to worry, you're in the hands of the world's best hacker that I am [sic]," Hannibal reassured. "I will continue to support the government of Israel will continue to attack the Arab countries," he wrote.

Hannibal claims to have 30 million e-mail addresses of Arabs, complete with passwords, and to have fielded e-mails not only from potential victims but from officials in France and other countries asking him to desist. But if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares a cyber war, he's ready to publish the details of 10 million bank accounts, Hannibal wrote, adding that he also had information on 4 million Arab credit cards.




Saudi Arabian authorities on Wednesday denied claims that Israeli hackers had crippled the website of the oil-rich country's capital market, saying the system was operating normally.



Kuwaiti imam: Cyber jihad effective - "Cyber jihad is effective," senior Kuwaiti Iama Tareq Mohammed Al-Suwaidan announced on his twitter account Wednesday.





The prominent clergyman announced that "there is a need to unite hacker efforts, within the framework of cyber Jihad against the Zionist enemy."


He went on to explain that the recent slew of Arab cyber attacks on Israel's financial institutions as well as the El Al website were "efficient Jihad which will reap great rewards, Allah willing."



Al-Suwaidan's Twitter account is immensely popular and has over 240,000 followers. The cleric is the first top Islamist clergyman to endorse the Israeli-Saudi cyber sparring.



Abdulrahman al-Kharraz, a senior member of the Kuwaiti committee against the Gaza blockage also endorsed the cyber attacks on Israel: "The Saudi hacker's electronic jihad reminds me of Yahya Ayyash," he said, referring to the infamous Hamas bomb maker, who was killed in 1996.



"0xOmar doesn’t hack to steal, but rather to humiliate and shatter the theory of Zionist superiority," al-Kharraz explained.






http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israeli-hackers-bring-down-saudi-uae-stock-exchange-websites-1.407846



http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4177268,00.html


Added: Jan-18-2012 Occurred On: Jan-18-2012
By: aydeo
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Tags: cyber warfare, fresh round, hackers, Saudi, UAE, stock exchange websites
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