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Israeli Infrastructure Proves Too Strong For Anonymous 569

Mephistophocles writes "Ever since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, hackers have been working overtime to strike a blow against the Israeli government's computer systems, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday. No fewer than 44 million attacks have been recorded since the operation began five days ago — with nearly all of them failing, thanks to the recent strengthening of computer defense systems in Israel. Speaking at a special press conference at the Government Computing Center in Jerusalem about the cyber war against Israel that has accompanied Hamas's rocket attacks, Steinitz said that hackers 'are trying to disable the symbols of Israeli sovereignty, to enter web sites and install anti-Israel content, thus compromising information and data and damaging the government's ability to serve the public.' Most of the attacks, he said, were against government sites, like the Prime Minister's Office site, and security-related sites, such as that of the Home Front Command, the body charged with informing Israelis on how to protect themselves in the event of an attack. Out of those 44 million-plus attacks on government and defense related sites, said Steinitz, only one succeeded – partially. One site, which he did not name, was 'wobbly for a few minutes,' but quickly recovered. Even though the government has been successful in warding off hack attacks, Steinitz said that government sites were fully backed up and mirrored, meaning that they could be replaced by a duplicate site instantly if the original site were compromised."
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Israeli Infrastructure Proves Too Strong For Anonymous

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  • Heh (Score:5, Funny)

    by Nexion ( 1064 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @05:36PM (#42046975)

    The "cyber attacks" against Israel are about as impressive as Palestinian missile technology.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @05:46PM (#42047147)

    (Posting anon for obvious reasons. This is a joke!)

    Recently, my sister confided a fantastically silly plan for halting the missile strikes in and around the gaza strip.

    Take a rickety ald crop duster, paint it in North Korean colors, and use it to drop crushed up pork rinds, and cheap beer all over the conflict area.

    The beauty of the plan, is the incluson of poorly translated english language leaflets stating that the fearless leader, kim jong un, has heard of the suffering of the people in the region, and is delivering a humanitarian aid package, compliments of his newly formed "damnation army" program.

    By mashing up the pork rinds, you make them light enough to get caught by desert winds, and whirled about like snow, ensuring that the combatants cannot avoid coming into conact with the product.

    By making both combattants angry at the distant North Korea, you make the middle east into their and china's problem!

    We decided that the porkrinds should be made from 100% vietnamese potbelly pigs, and the beer should be made from as much rice as possible. We gave some thought to what the packaging for the products should say, and decided on "NK krunchies", (with a caricature of kim Jong eating said pork rinds with a shit eating grin on his face), and "Leader's lager", in a super generic looking poptop can.

  • by Kergan ( 780543 ) on Tuesday November 20, 2012 @05:55PM (#42047295)

    Anons everywhere are now thinking to themselves, "challenge accepted."

    According to TFA, they tried already -- they're strongly suspected to have to anyway. But you wouldn't know from TFS, where anonymous only appears in the title.

    Else yeah, agreed. They might might as well draw a target on their IT infrastructure's forehead.

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