Suspected Arab hackers target right-wing MKs

Hackers replace Tzipi Hotovely's website with Palestinian flag; Arye Eldad: Syrian massacres mustn't be so bad if they have time to target me.

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June 9, 2011 20:28
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Kuwait hackers takeover Israeli website.

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Right-wing MKs were targeted by Arab hackers on Thursday, with the websites of Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) and Aryeh Eldad (National Union) being replaced with pro-Palestinian messages.

Cyber-vandals calling themselves “Team Kuwait Hackers” replaced the usual contents of Hotovely’s site with a picture of a man in a keffiyeh waving a Palestinian flag and holding a Koran.

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“Their attempts to frighten me will not succeed,” Hotovely said. “The website will go back up, and I will continue my political activity without fear.”

Eldad’s site was apparently taken down by hackers from Syria.

“If Syrian hackers found time to break into my web site – which explains that there is no need for another Palestinian state because there already is one in Jordan – Assad will apparently have to kill thousands more in order for Syrians to understand what’s really important,” he said.

Last month, Yoel Hasson (Kadima) became the first MK to have his website hacked. The hackers replaced his homepage with a black background and quotes from the Koran, along with audio in Arabic.

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The Israel Beiteinu website was hacked in April. A large Palestinian flag was put there along with Arabic text calling party chairman Avigdor Lieberman a “criminal.”

Gil Hoffman and Rebecca Anna Stoil contributed to this report.

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