Saudi Hacker who Hit Israel Dies at 28 (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 04/22/12)
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A top Saudi hacker who targeted Israel and Jews has died at age 28,
Saudi media reported Sunday. The man, who was not named, died of an
asthma attack brought on by summer sandstorms.
The hacker, who called himself “Cyber Terrorist,” was known for
hacking well-protected sites including Microsoft. He targeted Jewish
and Israeli sites in particular, as well as a site belonging to
Danish cartoonists who drew cartoons of Mohammed.
A fellow Saudi hacker calling himself “hell cyber” told the media
that “Cyber Terrorist” had put “defending Islam and the Prophet” as
his top priority.
“One company had shown interest in working with him for a large sum
of money, but he rejected the offer because it came from a Jewish
company,” he related.
Israeli experts have warned that cyber warfare, already an active
part of the Israeli-Arab conflict, will become more important with
time. While Arab hackers have so far created financial problems, in
the future enemies could crack Israeli military or healthcare
systems, they say.
A second Saudi hacker, calling himself OxOmar, gained notoriety in
Israel for attacking the El-Al website and stock exchange and
publishing the details of thousands of Israelis’ credit cards.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/22/12)
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