Battle of the Geeks

We are used to being attacked in many ways here in Israel, but getting hacked has not been one of them – until recently. First, a Saudi hackers published the credit card and personal details of thousands of Israelis. Then yesterday they made news again by taking down the Israeli stock exchange and the El-Al site.

Last night an Israeli (private) group of hackers took down the Saudi stock exchange – and their leader explains why.

Intelligence agents have used the latest technology (especially computers)in warfare for quite some time – but it isn’t something you usually read about in the news. It is somewhat strange to see this kind of battle going on in public.

I hope these guys will be recruited by the IDF, if they haven’t been already!! (Do they make pocket protectors in olive green???)

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Batya
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 22:58:57

    crazy war

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