08 April 2013

Cyber attack on Israel appears to fizzle, while retaliation does not.

This I like! The Times of Israel reports that Israeli hackers have retaliated against those who boasted that Israeli sites would be taken down. The Israelis appear to have started on Friday, took the sabbath off, and are supposed to be going back on the offensive today, Sunday.

The article also claims that the attacks have been largely unsuccessful, but those of the retaliators a lot more successful. I hope so. As the long-ago rugby union coach said to his players as they headed for the pitch: "Get your retaliation in first".

Which the Israeli seem to have done.

By: Brian Goldfarb

Update: it fizzled out, indeed.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

re Update: I'm delighted to hear it.

Go, Israel!!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

"Just when they’ll be back, said Goldshlager, was unclear – but “rest
assured they will return. This wasn’t the first organized hack attack
against Israel, and it certainly won’t be the last.” And they'll get better. Kudos israelis'. Start working on a plan to really punish these guys next time. I have a feeling I'm preaching to the choir.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Right. But you see, as far as this cyber attack is not a project of some hostile government, rather an amateurish attempt by self-taught hackers, the damage will remain relatively small. I am not trying to ignore the amateurs, there are some quite talented ones. But we shouldn't create panic where there is no special reason for it.