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Gaza<->Israel Defacements/Hacks

Emails have been trickling into the ISC with information about the ongoing Cyberwar accompanying the Israel and Gaza conflict. Predictibly it started off with defacements, and denial of service attacks, and has escalated to hacks.  Information received today indicates that the Cyberwar has extended beyond the Israeli servers that were predominantly the targets of the initial attacks to include websites and servers in Iran as well as high profile Western targets.

If you are the admin for high profile websites in any of these areas I would recommend being extra vigilant...keep an eye on your webserver and firewall logs for signs of possible attack.

-- Rick Wanner rwanner at isc dot sans dot org


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ISC Handler
Jan 4th 2009
More than 300 Israeli websites have been defaced in 2 days. In a website \"defacement\" a hacker violates the security of a web server and replaces the original content with his own message.Phishing and DOS/DDOS attacks are also noticed.

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