This last week has seen some remarkable events an undoubtable revamp of data leaks inside the Middle East Cyberwar.
Not only the infamous 0xOmar, the initiator of the Middle East Cyber War, reappeared, leaking alleged secret data from some Israeli Virtual Israeli Air Force School websites; but also the Pakistani zCompany Hacking Crew has re-entered the scene unchaining the original weapon, that is the Credit Card leak. As a matter of fact ZHC published 5,166 records containing working credit cards, usernames, emails and addresses of individual supporters of the Zionist Organisation of UK & Ireland (zionist.org.uk).
On a different front, the massive defacements of websites all over the world in support of #OpFreePalestine continued. Under the label of the same operation, the Anonymous also “doxed” several companies and individuals on pastebin.
As far as the two main contenders (Iran and Israel) are concerned, the strategies seem quite different.
Iran has shown a cyber activity culminated in the alleged attack against the BBC Persian Service. For this nation, it is also important to notice its “cyber autarky”, maybe a choice forced by the embargo, that led to the creation of an internal email service, in contrast to the traditional Gmail, Yahoo, etc. This happens few weeks after the decision to develop an internal Antivirus.
On the opposite front, Israel keeps on its apparent cyber silence. Is it the prelude for the feared military action against Iran?
Are you an hardcore Playstation gamer hit by the infamous PSN Breach? (the infamous PSN Breach not the (In)famous PS3 hit… Or rather are you a Citi Card Holder afraid that your card, not yet replaced, has been compromised?
You can sleep peaceful sleep since you may check right now, for free, if your credit card has been compromised. Simply surf to:http://www.ismycreditcardstolen.com/
Insert your Credit Card and check. All for free!
Done? Ok!, now click on the “About” link on the page to discover that this is a mere provocation done by some coders to educate users about the dangers of phishing which will revamp after the numerous breaches of sensitive data which are characterizing this 2011.
In any case better to be careful when playing with CC numbers, most of all from mobile devices… If you still have any concerns about the leakages by Lulzec and Anonymous, you can always check if your email addresses and passwords are safe…
Thanks to my colleague Massimo Biagiotti for reporting the CC link!
- How To Buy A Stolen Credit Card (npr.org)