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Israeli Road Control System hacked, caused Traffic jam on Haifa Highway

Israeli Road Control System hacked, caused Traffic jam on Haifa Highway | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Israeli Road Control System hacked, caused Haifa Highway Traffic Shutdown : The Hacker News
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"Cybersecurity experts revealed to The Associated Press that a major artery in Israel's national road network located in the northern the city of Haifa suffered a cyber attack that has caused serious logistical problems and hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. The tunnel is a strategic thoroughfare in the third largest city of the country, and as a demonstration of its importance in the city is exploring the possibility to use the structure as a public shelter in case of emergency.It seems that the attackers used a malware to hit the security camera apparatus in the Carmel Tunnel toll road in Sept. 8 and to gain its control. "The attack caused an immediate 20-minute lockdown of the roadway. The next day, the expert said, it shut down the roadway again during morning rush hour. It remained shut for eight hours, causing massive congestion."

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Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Even after the Stuxnet computer worm became public, President Obama accelerated cyberattacks against Iran that had begun in the Bush administration, temporarily disabling 1,000 centrifuges.

"From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program."

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Hackers launch assault on Israeli government websites

Hackers launch assault on Israeli government websites | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it

"Israeli officials count 44 million attacks on government sites since bombardment of Gaza began – but only one succeeds...

Cyber-attacks launched following the start of the Israeli offensive knocked some sites offline for a short period of time at the end of last week and resulted in others being defaced with pro-Palestinian messages.

Anonymous said on Saturday that it had taken down or erased the databases of nearly 700 Israeli private and public websites, including that of the Bank of Jerusalem finance house."

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