'Saudi hacker who targeted Jewish sites dies at 28'

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 23, 2012 05:36

Hacker going by the name "Cyber Terrorist" had dedicated himself to "defense of Islam and the Prophet."




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A Saudi hacker who targeted Jewish and Israeli websites passed away from an asthma attack at the young age of 28, the UAE's Al-Bayan reported Saturday.

Dedicating himself to the "defense of Islam and the Prophet," the hacker had struck well-protected sites such as Kaspersky and Microsoft, in addition to numerous Jewish sites, banks and major companies, according to the report.

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Going by the code name "Cyber Terrorist," the hacker also attacked a site belonging to the Danish cartoonists who drew cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed.

The hacker also reportedly rejected a lucrative job offer from a company because it had Jewish ownership.

Earlier this year, a Saudi hacker going by the name "OxOmar" infiltrated a number of Israeli websites, stealing and exposing the personal information and credit card numbers of thousands of Israeli citizens. The move ignited a hacking war between pro- and anti- Israel hackers.

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