Report: Syrian hackers cyber attacked Haifa water system

May 25, 2013 14:18

Hacking group the Syrian Electronic Army launched a cyber attack on computer's controlling the city of Haifa's water system some two weeks ago, Yitzhak Ben-Israel, chairman of the National Council for Research and Development and founder of the National Cyber Bureau said Saturday.

The self-styled Syrian Electronic Army, an anonymous group which supports Syrian Presiddnt Bashar Assad, has previously hacked the Twitter accounts of The Associated Press as well as Britain's Financial Times and Daily Telegraph newspapers.Ben-Israel said Saturday at an event in Beersheba that the cyber attack against Haifa's water system had failed. He claimed that the attack came in response to alleged Israel Air Force attacks against targets in Syria.

Ben-Yitzhak added that hundreds of cyber attacks target Israel's natural infrastructure facilities every minute.

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