We have a new report on the hack of the Israeli astronomical club by Team Evil (5th March 2007). An incident report and analysis we co-authored with BeyondSecurity was published and makes interesting technical reading.
In recent years, but particularly over the 2006 Lebanon crisis, there has been an increased use of "electronic warfare" and particularly of "cyber terrorism".
The attacks have got so bad that the term itself may need to be redefined to more closely mirror the conventional definition of terrorism i.e. attacks aimed at causing fear in a civilian population to promote political aims.
After first EUJS, then this site, then one of our sister sites got hacked we decided "recent news" was not the best way of describing these events. The attacks have continued beyond the Lebanon conflict and are on such a scale as to be news in and of themselves.
As a site that seeks to promote Zionism on the web (using honest and legal means) we found the attacks on our server and on those of our friends quite disturbing. Not only for the disruption they caused, but also for their persistance.
At a basic level what these cyber punks want to do is prevent freedom fo speach. It's not that they disagree with what we say, it's more that they feel those with ideas different to theirs do not deserve the right to speak. For them, being based in Israel makes you a target. Being a site that mentions Israel makes you a target. It's really that simple.
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