Tuesday, 24 January 2012


During the early days of CAST LEAD some of us put two and two together something was brewing talking to some journalists in Khan Yunis via skype troops were amassing and drones were heard overhead . Rumours of warnings been given to american journalist had rattled them as the americans one by one started to depart , one was quoted as  saying "HEAD OFFICE TOLD ME TO GET MY ASS HOME BEFORE I WAS FIRED FULL PRESS WITHDRAWL OF ALL AMERICAN NEWS GROUPS. Christmas was boring me this year so I decided to grab a movie download so while using a back door in a well known  file sharing program which will remain nameless to root about in the hosts computer checking the ip was strange i discovered i was in the pc of a us soldier who'd set up an ahoc network to share movies which are sent to them pre release . I promptly  installed a keylogger just for the hell of it , i went off to get dinner an hour later i came back on my desktop had appeared one side of a 3 sided conversation . In his gung ho american twang i imagine he laughed as he bellowed" israel going to level palestine my buddy in comms just picked up the commands israels gonna wipe some muslim butt tonite bro huuurrray" . For what seemed like an enternity they mercilessly slaughtered women and child ethnically cleansing gaza while the world kicked stones and celebrated christmas . Watching the news nothing sky bbc ch4 nothing vague reports then watching al jazerra i learned what i had read was taking place and no one  gave a fuck , WRONG .


Calling themselves the Palestinian Mujaheeds, hackers who posted a rant against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip have defaced the Jewish Chronicle Web site over the weekend. They managed to upload an image of the Palestinian flag alongside diatribes against Israeli security policy. The hacked home page of the site also attempted to play an MP3 file.
Following the attack on Sunday, the website was taken offline for repairs but returned today with a story on the attack, downplaying the significance of the admitted breach.
The site's webmaster said that "only those without the confidence to win an argument resort to such tactics. And it was a pretty self-defeating attempt to silence us. Our site was down for a few hours, but as a result we will get more readers than ever before."
Based in London, the Jewish Chronicle is the world's longest-running Jewish newspaper. "Only site was affected. None of the other 'sister' servers handling the archives, e-paper, social and personal, debating and MSFL sport were infiltrated," the paper reports.
Attackers using the same Palestinian Mujaheeds nickname also hacked an Israeli weather website, posting their name on parts of the site that would normally display weather satellite images instead.

It didn't take long after Israel's bombing of Gaza began for cyberwarfare to erupt as well: More than 300 Israeli Websites over the past few days have been hacked and defaced with anti-Israeli and anti-U.S. messages in an online propaganda campaign, a security expert says.
Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, warned in his blog that U.S. Websites should be prepared for similar attacks. "In the current situation, the hackers supporting Gaza clearly believe Israel AND the US are culpable. That means American webmasters may wish to be especially vigilant right now," Warner blogged.
The attacks on Israeli sites occurred within a period of 48 hours, in what Warner calls a "Propaganda War."
"As soon as Israel started bombing Gaza we began to look for signs of a cyber response. And we've found it, in the form of more than 300 Israeli websites which have been defaced with anti-Israeli and anti-US messages," Warner blogged.
He says these types of propaganda Website attacks are all about location, not size or prominence of the targeted site. "It only matters WHERE the Website is," he says.
Website propaganda defacements are nothing new. In 2001, Chinese hackers hit tens of thousands of U.S. Websites with messages blaming the United States after a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy plane collided. More recently, Israel's bombing of Lebanon in 2006 was the topic of defacements of U.S. sites.

Summary: In the wake of the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, it didn’t take long before pro-Hamas supporters organized themselves and started to defacing thousands of pro-Israeli web sites in order to use them as vehicles for propaganda — Israel is meanwhile hijacking TV signals. For the time being, pro-Israeli sites remain automatically probed for web [...]

Israel Hamas Web Site DefacementsIn the wake of the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, it didn’t take long before pro-Hamas supporters organized themselves and started to defacing thousands of pro-Israeli web sites in order to use them as vehicles for propaganda — Israel is meanwhile hijacking TV signals.
For the time being, pro-Israeli sites remain automatically probed for web application vulnerabilities through search engines reconnaissance of the Israeli web space by JURM-TEAM and TEAM-Evil, two groups working together and using identical templates for the defaced sites.
Israel Hamas Web Site DefacementsCompared to previous hacktivism (politically motivated hacking)  activities on behalf of this group consisting primarily of mass web site defacements through web applications vulnerabilities exploitation, last week TEAM-Evil managed to hijack the DNS records of several hundred Israeli domains —traffic was redirected to — once compromising the administration panel of the domain registrar DomainTheNet.
Members of Team-Evil are no strangers to Israel. The group has been periodically attacking pro-Israeli web sites since 2006. Who are Team-Evil anyway?
Israel Hamas Web Site DefacementsOriginally started as a Moroccan-based hacking group of Muslim hackers, today thanks to the group’s popularity, they’ve managed to not only recruit more hackers/script kiddies, but also, gain the support of other Muslim hacking groups. The group’s efficient way of exploiting Israeli and pro-Israeli web sites through commodity web site defacement tools scanning and exploiting known web application vulnerabilities reached such a peak, that a 17 years old member of Team-Evil got busted. In the ongoing web site defacement attacks, several other well known Muslim hacking groups appear to be working directly cooperating with Team-Evil, such as:
  • JURM-TEAM - members include sql_master, Jurm, Dr.Noursoft, RedDoom, Lpooxd, Cyb3rt and
  • Islamic Cr3w - members include Twister and AlH7N00TY
  • TEAM SPECIAL AGENT - members include PrOf-HaCkEr,Black^Monster, FREEM@N, and R00t-Os
  • Team-Evil themselves - members include Jurm, Cyber-terrorist, J3ibi9a, Scritpx, Fatna Bant Hmida
Israel Hamas Web Site DefacementsIt’s important to point out that the massive web site defacements taking place are not rocket science, they are the low-hanging fruit made possible for them to abuse due to insecurely configured web servers. Interestingly, according to one of the messages left on the defaced sites, a separate campaign is launched by the Hamas supporters in response to June, 2008’s defacement done by Israeli hackers of the portal.
Israel Hamas Web Site DefacementsHaving monitored the demise of international cyber jihadist hacking teams (Osama Bin Laden’s Hacking CrewAnsar AL-Jihad Hackers TeamHaCKErS aLAnSaR) attacking primarily Western sites, in comparison Israel, Palestine and their supporters are not going to give up that easily the propaganda capabilities that they’ve building since 2001 by means of web site defacements.
Some of the sites hacked include the Soldier’s Treasury Bank, Bank Hapoalim (not the main page), Rambam Hospital, the Society for Culture and Housing, BMW Israel, Subaru Israel, Jump Fashion, non-profit organization “Yedid,” Kadima’s youth website, and the Globus Group ticket center. Many of these sites have not yet returned to normal.

Hackers left the message: You’re killing Palestinians, we’re killing servers.


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