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Despite claims, Iranians didn’t hack Isr aeli aviation system
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:32:51 +0000 (UTC)
BY DAVID SHAMAH
Times of Israel
January 9, 2014
Iranian hackers did not compromise the Israel Airports Authority, despite
claims by the Islamic Cyber Resistance Group that it was able to hack into
databases controlling air routes for Israeli and foreign airlines, said
Israeli Internet expert Tal Pavel.
"It’s just another example of Iranian psychological warfare by the
Iranians,” he told The Times of Israel. “There is nothing for anyone to
worry about from these people."
On Thursday, ICRG released a statement on the Iranian Wikileaks site that
was picked up Iran's state-controlled Fars News Agency claiming the hack.
Along with documents and maps, Fars published a quote by the hacker group
that said it was "proud to add another one to its line of success and
announces access to the LAN of Israeli aviation organization, in a move to
render the fake legend of Israel’s security and invincibility obsolete."
With the help of the OpIsrael hacker group -- the same one that failed to
fulfill its threat last April to destroy Israel’s Internet infrastructure
and send the country back to the "stone age" -- ICRG said, it has for
months been privy to the traffic on the IAA website, enough time, the
group said, "to download a huge amount of data and analyze and study
different modules of Israel’s air traveling and aviation systems. This
brought us valuable information regarding flight communication structures
and processes in Israel."
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