It's been going on for some time already. Script kiddies from all over the Arab Middle East routinely try to hack in to Israeli websites. But the hackers from Saudi Arabia who shut down the Tel Aviv stock exchange kicked it up a notch. Now the Israelis are hitting back and upping the stakes, taking down the stock exchanges of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Here's the message from the Israeli hackers (or at least someone identifying themselves as such) on pastebin:
## IDF-Team ##
Because lame hackers from Saudi Arabia decided to launch an attack against Israeli sites such as the airport site "EL-AL" and sites of Israeli banks, today, 01/17/12...More >>
Official stock exchange site of Saudi Arabia at the following address http://www.adx.ae not be available online and is only the beginning, in addition there may be disruption to the government's stock exchange site at the following:
If the lame attacks from Saudi Arabia will continue, we will move to the next level which will disable these sites longer term may come to weeks or even months.
You have been warned.