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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)
By Chana Ya'ar
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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- Tips from a Top Hacker on Israel's Cyber Storm InfoSec News (Apr 09)