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Various anti-Israeli hacking groups join hands to launch a massive cyber attack on Israeli cyber space with the aim to disconnect the country from the Internet. AnonGhost, one of the campaign central initiators, indicated that they will initiate the attack on the 7th of April.
A fourth wave of DDoS attacks on banks and financial institutions has hit extending the 3rd phase of Operation Ababil. The attack identified by Radware's ERT is an SSL flood attack using two attack scripts uploaded by the attackers. Radware's ERT outlines the scripts and is actively mitigating these sophisticated attacks
A new wave of DDoS attacks on banks and financial institutions has hit launching the 3rd phase of Operation Ababil. The attacks are targeting major US banks and causing outages to their secured online services and website. Radware's ERT outlines the attack vectors being used and is actively mitigating these sophisticated attacks.
In early September of 2012, short videos claiming to be “trailers” of a longer film entitled “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded to YouTube. The film, which claimed to contain offending content to the Muslim community, has invoked demonstrations and violent protests in many Muslim countries which included an attack on U.S consulates and embassies. On September 18th , 2012 a group called “Cyber fighters of Izz ad-din Al qassam” announced an upcoming cyber attack campaign and called for an attack on what they claimed to be ‘American and Zionist’ targets. The attack campaign was named “Operation Ababil” which was also the name of a failed Pakistani military operation that occurred in April, 1984.
Mobile LOIC is the online web version of LOIC. It is a Java script-based HTTP DoS tool that is delivered within an HTML page, consisting of a simple 100 lines of code that executes-loop generating web requests. It has very few options and can only conduct HTTP floods. It is possible to append text with an appropriately revolutionary message.
This tool allows a single computer to knock web servers offline by targeting a well-known weakness in secure sockets layer implementations. All it takes is one computer with a simple Internet connection to use this tool to successfully attack.
The recent Israel Defense Forces ‘Operation Pillar of Cloud’ in the Gaza Strip, which was officially launched on 14 November, 2012, has raised strong protests from the Anonymous cyber group, which have in response launched #OpIsrael, a cyber-attack campaign whose main objectives are: Ensure communication channels availability in the Gaza Strip, and provide alternative communication methods in case of an Israeli communication blackout as part of the military operation, Take down Israeli and Israeli related Web sites, Deface Israeli sites and promote anti-Israeli agendas, and Stop the violence.