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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.
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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.
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
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."