elalplane Hackers target Israeli airline and stock exchange

Hackers have targeted the websites of the Israeli stock exchange and the country's main airline in a cyber attack that is clearly designed to cause financial and travel chaos.

Hackers have targeted the websites of the Israeli stock exchange and the country's main airline in a cyber attack that is clearly designed to cause financial and travel chaos.

 
A pro-Palestinian group called Nightmare took responsibility for the attacks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al Israel Airlines in what appears to be a new digital battleground for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 
A stock exchange spokesperson said that only its main website was attacked, not the trading computers, so trading carried on completely uninterrupted. El Al said that its website had been slowed down, but was still online.
 
elalplane Hackers target Israeli airline and stock exchange
 
This is not the first cyber attack on Israel in recent weeks. Thousands of credit card details were exposed by a Saudi Arabian hacker, believed to be the same person behind these latest attacks. Hamas has also called for an all out cyber war against Israel.
 
Ironically, Israel is often considered one of the most advanced countries in terms of cyberwarfare and cyber defence, having pumped millions into this area. It is widely believed by security firms to be one of the countries behind the Stuxnet computer worm that infected and damaged Iran's nuclear facilities. Now that it is the victim of hacking it will likely step up its cyber security efforts even more.
 
Source: Bloomberg