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Tips from a Top Hacker on Israel's Cyber Storm
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2013 02:19:15 -0500 (CDT)

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/166898

By Chana Ya'ar
Arutz Sheva
4/8/2013

As hackers worldwide continue their assault against Israeli websites, a systems analyst explains what's happening and offers advice on how to avoid on onslaught.

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) explained Monday the cyber storm against Israeli websites that began Saturday is continuing, but government and high-security sites are well protected. Private sites with minimal security have been temporarily disabled, according to security sources, although little or no significant damage has been reported to sites of national importance.

“As of noon Monday, the state of alert continues and the efforts and activity to prevent the cyber attacks that began Saturday night are ongoing,” the ISA said in a statement. Agencies responsible for cyber security have “managed to locate and prevent attacks aimed at harming many web sites and ISPs serving civilians,” the statement continued. “So far, the incidents are at a low level and have not caused any damage to web sites, civilian ‘e-government’ services or to the main communication firms. The sites which have been affected are generally private civilian web sites with a very basic level of security,” the agency explained.

Systems analyst and professional hacker “Daniel” explained to Arutz Sheva on Monday afternoon, why anti-virus software is largely useless against the focused attacks being directed against Israel.

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