'Turkish hackers preparing cyber attack on Israeli sites'

Head of major Israeli website building company says defense systems have identified "tracks" left behind by Turkish hackers.

September 11, 2011 20:43
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Turkish hackers are preparing to launch a wave of cyber attacks on sensitive Israeli internet sites, the head of a major Israeli website building company warned on Sunday.

Elik Cohen, chairman of Daronet, which maintains more than 3,000 websites, sent a warning to his company's branches in Israel and abroad saying that Turkish hackers could be targeting sites vital for trade and the presentation of content belonging to banks and the government.

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Cohen added that Daronet's defense systems have identified "tracks" left behind by Turkish hackers who were "making preparations ahead of launching their attack."

"According to all of the signs, we are looking at a planned attack by very professional hackers who have advanced technological capabilities," Cohen said in a press release.

Daronet's online security personnel have been instructed to intensify defenses around company servers and to carry out immediate security updates.

Firewalls have also been raised to their maximum levels.

Daronet noted that Turkish hackers launched web attacks after the IDF's interception of the Mavi Marmara ship in 2010, adding that before the attacks, warning signs were also spotted, "preventing a very damaging strike against customers who manage most of their business on the internet."

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