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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)

http://www.timesofisrael.com/despite-claims-iranians-didnt-hack-israeli-aviation-system/

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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