[ISN] Hackers disrupt Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 05:27:13 -0600 (CST)

By Adrian Blomfield, Jerusalem
The Telegraph
16 Jan 2012

The distributed denial-of-service attacks, which also targeted three 
Israeli banks, were the latest salvo in a month-long offensive between 
Arab and Jewish hackers determined to give the Middle East conflict an 
online dimension.

Monday's hacking incident caused the stock exchange's website to perform 
slowly, while El Al's online services were unavailable for more than an 

Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a group of hackers, 
claiming to be based in Saudi Arabia, which identifies itself by the 
name "Nightmare".

It came days after a rival Israeli hacking group called "Israel 
Defenders" published what it said were the credit card details of 
hundreds of Saudis. Nightmare had carried out a similar stunt after 
hacking an Israeli sports website.


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