Hackers Break into Israeli Gov’t Cyber Security Head’s Site

Ironic, since the National Cyber Defense Authority is supposed to protect Israel from such incidents.

Arab hackers penetrated the website of the Tel Aviv University Security Studies Program, run by Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, the head of the National Cyber Defense Authority. The website has resumed regular operations.

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The hacking was ironic, since the National Cyber Defense Authority is supposed to protect Israel from such incidents. Moreover, Ben-Israel attended an Israel Association of Electronic and Software Industries convention last night, where he spoke on cyber security and hackers.

A group called “Emperor Security Team” took responsibility for the hacking, which put on the Security Studies Program site images of Arabs burning US and Israeli flags and calls against Israel in various languages.

Prof. Ben-Israel said in response, “Like the previous hackings we’ve seen in recent weeks, in this case too, we’re talking about an attack only for the purpose of harassment, as there was only negligible damage to the activity of the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security. Obviously, this prods us to continue our research to raise the public’s awareness about cyber security.”

 

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