Hamas called for an escalation of Internet hacking against Israel,
saluting Arab programmers who have managed to infiltrate Israeli
computer systems, Bloomberg
reported Sunday night.
Israeli websites means opening a new field of resistance and the
beginning of an electronic war against Israeli occupation,” Hamas
spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement e-mailed to reporters in
the Gaza Strip.RELATED:IDF building elite hacker teams amid cyber threat
In recent weeks, computer hackers claiming to be
from Saudi Arabia obtained and publicly posted the confidential
information of Israeli citizens, including credit-card details. Prime
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu established a National Cyber Directorate in
August to guard against infiltration of the country’s government and
business computer systems.
Meanwhile, the "Saudi hacker
who released thousands of credit card
details spoke for the first time since the affair. In an interview late
Sunday night with "Tzinor Layla", OxOmar answered questions on
video, using voice distortion technology to disguise his identity, Channel 10 News reported.
"We will destroy Israel in the cyber war. This a war that will also
reach the real world," he said. He called on others to hack into Israeli
websites, and expressed contempt for Israel for not being able to catch
"the hacker causing a daily headache."
He added that he would like to thank the Gaza hackers that hacked into
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon's website. He addressed the
minister saying, "Danny Ayalon I am here waiting for you." He also said
that he was joining a group for hackers called "nightmare" that intend
to overthrow the Israeli stock exchange site.