Israeli sites down after hacker threat

2012-01-16 12:25

Jerusalem - The website of Israeli national carrier El Al and that of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange were both offline on Monday morning just hours after they were reportedly threatened by a Saudi hacker.

Both sites had a temporary message posted which said they had been taken down for "maintenance".
A spokeswoman for the stock exchange confirmed the site had come under attack but said it was only the website and that the trading systems themselves had not been affected.

"There is someone that has been attacking the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) website since this morning," Idit Yaaron told AFP, describing what appeared to be a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS).

"The trading systems are okay, there is no problem (with them)," she said.

Earlier on Monday, a hacker who calls himself 0xOmar warned he was going to attack both websites, the Ynet news website reported.

The attack was the latest in a line of incidents over the past two weeks which have seen details of tens of thousands of Israeli-owned credit card details posted online, or Israeli websites defaced by hackers claiming to be from Saudi Arabia or Gaza.

  • Selwyn - 2012-01-16 12:51

    And they carry on their attack on a peaceful country. Shameful.

      Aaron - 2012-01-16 13:20

      peacful you bet. the only country that intentionally kills innocent women and children, that invades and steals lands from its neighbours, that practices aparthied in its most heinous from. very peaceful indeed.

      Jaba - 2012-01-16 13:34

      agree with aaron - Iran is bad

  • Barry - 2012-01-16 13:09

    There is very little that is peaceful about Israel. I wish it were different

  • James - 2012-01-16 15:29

    Aipac,Wolfowitz,Pearle,Krauthammer,Lieberman were the warmongers in Iraq.They convinced Bush that once Saddam goes the rest will fall.....Muslim Brotherhood is really the big winner.

  • James - 2012-01-16 15:35

    Israel.. Women get slapped and spat on if they refuse to sit in the back of the Bus. Yet 46% Isr. think Womens rights are safe {Jerusalem Post}. The Askenazi discriminates against the Sephardim. Kibbutz a Communist Farm. Kosher/Halal slit animals throat and it bleeds to death.If Palestinian Marries Isr. Arab they do not get Isr. Citizenship.etc etc.

  • benpj - 2012-01-16 15:58

    I wish there were a fund that would assist people who hate Israel, to actually travel to Israel so that they could understand fully, what it is like to continuously be threatened from every single neighboring country.

      Barry - 2012-01-16 18:03

      I have been to Israel. Israel have dug their own grave. They must lie in it.

  • T - 2012-01-16 16:05

    Either a brilliant troller or a sad moron, personally i hope it’s the former

  • Jerzy - 2012-01-16 20:27

    Israel had to issue four refunds in total since no one really flies else al. As far as the stock exchange goes, they only lost 12 shekels for the day.

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