Israel faces another cyberattack, El Al in the firing line

Victoria
By Victoria January 17, 2012 12:20

Israel faces another cyberattack, El Al in the firing line

Hackers attacked Israeli websites yesterday, primarily the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al, the national airline.
The hacker identifying himself as oxOmar was the same person claiming responsibility for posting the details of more than 20,000 credit cards of Israeli soldiers. oxOmar sent an overnight warning to Israel’s Ynet news outlet that a group of pro-Palestinian cyberattackers called Nightmare planned to bring down the sites in the morning.
The attack was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack where the hackers attempting to bring down the website by overloading the system with access attempts. El Al took down its site as soon as the unusual activity was identified but no flights in and out of the country were endangered.
Airlines, which are particularly dependent on their internet services for bookings, checking in and a myriad of other back office services, are particularly at risk of this type of cyberattack. To learn more about how to defend against this threat and continuing doing business in this new operating environment which incorporates an on-going and relentless cyberwar, register for a free trial to a new e-magazine called The Risk Universe, which covers this very important topic in its launch issue. Email your details to editor@riskuniverse.com to claim your free copy.

Victoria
By Victoria January 17, 2012 12:20
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