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Middle East Cyber War Timeline (Part IV)


Another week, another wave of attacks between the two cyber contenders (here: Part I, Part II, Part III).

After some mutual attacks in terms of DDoS and defacements (with a new entry from Morocco and a resounding defacement against the Tel Aviv University Security Studies Program website, the head of the National Cyber Defense Authority), this week has seen the revamping of Credit Cards leaks “thanks” to Zcompany Hacker crew, who dumped more than 200 Credit Cards belonging to Israel And United States.

Even considering this latter event, however, the timeline seems to have confirmed the descending trend, with the early actors of both parties apparently quiet inside their virtual shelters (maybe to elaborate new strategies). But in this apparently calm sky a new thunderstorm threatens the horizon: it is the Anonymous which posted a message promising a reign of terror for Israel…

If you have a look to the Middle East nations involved in the cyber conflict which made attacks or suffered attacks (depicted in the map below that does not include U.S. victim of the latest Credit Card leak and France whose Council of Jewish Institutions was hacked earlier in June), you may easily notice that the virtual geopolitics reflect nearly exactly the real ones (the dotted arrow from Iran indicates the uncertainty of the nationality of OxOmar) with the new entry of Pakistani ZHC.

  1. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/231271#.TzYcxsiceqy
  2. http://zionops.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/iranian-news-site-hacked-radio-irib-ir/
  3. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ADnxdOpcQpYJ:www.irannewsdaily.com/view_news.asp%3Fid%3D177678+radio.irib.ir+hacked&cd=10&hl=iw&ct=clnk&gl=il
  4. http://zionops.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/israeli-sites-defaced-by-capoo_tunisianoo/
  5. http://pastebin.com/Cy1cZCKE
  6. http://pastebin.com/4n2jqTZ3
  7. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4186692,00.html
  8. http://zionops.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/gaza-hacker-team-hacked-and-defaced-127-israeli-sites/
  9. http://zone-h.org/archive/notifier=Gaza%20Hacker%20Team
  10. http://pastebin.com/LVr0TiBZ
  11. http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=257252&R=R2
  12. http://www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid/23111/language/en-US/Default.aspx
  13. http://www.cyberwarnews.info/2012/02/10/anonymous-sends-a-warning-to-the-israeli-government/
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  1. February 14, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I also see the 0xomar link to Iran. Israel and Saudi have a lot in common this whole mess seems like miss-direction.
    Middle East Cyber War Diagram 2012 –

    http://uscyberlabs.com/blog/2012/02/06/middle-east-cyber-war-diagram-2012/

    gAtO sAy’S – great job Paolo–

  1. February 13, 2012 at 6:34 am
  2. February 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

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