Pro-Arab Hackers Hit Website Dedicated to Late Israeli Artist (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/05/12)
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A website in memory of Israeli artist Eliyahu Gat was attacked by pro-
Arab hackers on Monday.
The hackers replaced the site’s homepage with anti-Israeli
proclamations, as well as the words “Death to Israel”. Gat’s family
discovered the hacking attack on Monday morning, and computer
technicians began working on restoring the site.
Eliyahu Gat was one of the leading Israeli artists in the twentieth
century and served as chairman of the Painters and Sculptors
Association. His paintings have been displayed in museums around the
country as well as in the Israeli Supreme Court.
Gat was among the founders of the Group of Ten Israeli artists and
his works were displayed in Europe. In 1978 he won the Dizengoff
Prize for Painting and Sculpture, which is awarded annually by the
Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality. He passed away in 1987.
The website which was hacked is part of a series of commemorative
activities being carried out these days by Gat’s family. It has
attracted much interest from the Israeli public.
Cyber attacks have been on the increase in recent months, after
hackers exposed Israelis´ credit card details, and several Israeli
websites were broken into.
Internet security expert Isaac Ben-Israel recently said in a report
on cyber security that Israel is the focus of tens of thousands of
cyber attacks per week.
According to Ben-Israel´s calculations, Israel is hit with 1,000
cyber-attacks every minute, which he divides into a hierarchy of
Earlier this year, the Israeli Defense Ministry established a special
cyber warfare administration, which coordinates the efforts of
security agencies and the Israeli defense industry in developing
advanced systems to deal with cyber warfare.
The IDF’s Operations Department has recently defined the essence of
IDF cyber warfare, putting together instructions that define the
military´s operational methods in cyber space and clarify its goals
in facing potential enemies. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/05/12)
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