February 1, 2013
(Eye)Assad-affiliated hackers attack ’50 Zionist entity websites,’ guesthouses in the north, online furniture retailer; say ready to take on anyone who threatens Syria’s ‘pure’ lands.
(Ynet) What damage is caused to Israeli security by downing the website of an online furniture retailer? The connection between the two seems vague, however that was one of the targets of an Assad affiliated hacker group, who attacked Israeli websites in response to the alleged attack on their country.
A number of hours after Damascus admitted that an attack took place, the organization, which calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army, claimed: “We have hacked into 50 central Israeli websites.”
Syrian officials were quick to claim that the attack would not go unavenged, however it is doubtful whether this is what they meant.
“After ‘Israel’ attacked (our) Center for Scientific Research in Rural Damascus (sic), we decided to respond, but in our way, (the) Syrian Electronic Army hacked dozens of the Zionist entity websites,” the hacker group’s website said.
The hackers, who are affiliated with President Bashar Assad’s regime, claimed on their Facebook page that additional attacks can be expected, and that they will prove to the world that the Syrian Electronic Army is ready to take on anyone who threatens Syria’s “pure” lands.
Despite the harsh wording of its statements, a small review of the websites attacked revealed that any connection between them and Israeli security is minimal at best.
In a list published by the hackers, they cited attacking websites affiliated with guesthouses in the north, the website of a northern moshav, sites offering diet and nutrition workshops, a site offering a course in online advertising, a portal for alternative medicine and even a site that shows the time in foreign countries.
Everybody has hackers… everybody