Arab hackers deface Fire and Rescue website

Hackers place photograph of a Palestinian gunman on the Fire Service's website alongside text that mocked Israeli Internet defenses.

January 14, 2012 23:14
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Gaza Hacker team attacks Fire Service website

Gaza Hacker Team 311. (photo credit: Screenshot)


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Arab hackers broke into the Fire and Rescue Service website and defaced its content with anti-Israel messages on Friday.

The hackers placed a photograph of a Palestinian gunman on the Fire Service's website alongside text that mocked Israeli Internet defenses.

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They said they were also behind the attack on the personal website of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon last week,

"Why don't you understand that this is an embarrassing situation for you and that you cannot get out of it?" the message said.

Ayalon said earlier this week that cyber attacks should be seen as assaults on sovereignty and that Israel was capable of attacking those behind the hacking incidents.

The Arab hackers referred to Ayalon's statement in their latest attack, and wrote, "We are breaking into your websites daily and we will continue."

Technicians restored the Fire Service's website within 24 hours.

Earlier, the website belonging to the lookout post situated on Tel Aviv's Azrieli Towers complex was also defaced. It too returned to normal function after several hours.

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