Why Palestinian Arabs Shouldn’t Use Israeli Servers

September 20, 2011
(Daled Amos) I’m sure the Turkish hackers were very proud of themselves when they hacked into 70 sites on an Israeli server–but they were all sites being run by Palestinian Arabs:
Turkish hackers attacked dozens of Israeli websites over the weekend, only to find out that the sites belonged to Palestinians.
The confusion was caused due to the fact that the Palestinian sites, which have a .ps web suffix, use Israeli web servers.

“The hackers left anti-Israel messages on 70 Palestinian sites,” said Shai Blitzblau, the head of Maglan-Computer Warfare and Network Intelligence Labs. “Most of them discovered it when it was already too late. Only after they broke in and sabotaged the websites did they find out these were Palestinian sites.”
The message, which featured an image of an Israeli soldier washing blood off of his hands, read: “Because you voted on behalf of Israel on Blue (Mavi) Marmara report… We suspended this site. You will apologize Netanyahu, you will apologize Israel.”

It’s not clear why the site being in Arabic instead of Hebrew would not be a tipoff.


Turkish Hackers

June 4, 2010

Turkish hackers have targeted Israeli sites over the past several days and succeeded in defacing a number of sites on Thursday, including the official website of the Tel Aviv municipality. The online attacks were launched in revenge for a clash between IDF soldiers and passengers on a Gaza-bound ship that left several Turkish citizens dead.

While no official data exists, reports indicate that hundreds of Israeli sites have been affected by the hackers’ attacks. Most of the sites damaged by hackers were relatively small. The hackers’ attempts to deface larger sites, including government web pages and media outlets, were not successful.

Arutz Sheva’s web development staff reported that hackers had attempted to knock Arutz Sheva offline on Wednesday and Thursday. Most of the hackers were using the Turkish internet provider TurkTelekom, said programmer Moshe Lampert.

Many of the attempts at infiltration were simple efforts that included the use of programs that automatically check sites for vulnerability to SQL injection, he explained. Arutz Sheva has dealt with similar attempts at defacing its site in the past, he added.
Following a wave of hacking attacks on Wednesday, Israeli hackers launched a counter-attack, hitting several Turkish websites, including official government sites

via israelnationalnews.com

is this related?

Update:  I am told that the Jewish Chronicle website was taken down earlier (now restored) by a massive denial of service, apparently to shut down its balanced coverage of the Ashdod flotilla incident. The JC’s teccies, and the server hosts, say this hasn’t been caused by just one or two people — it’s clearly now co-ordinated and growing.