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Friday, July 16, 2010

Palestine Future, others hacked - June 2009


DATE:
2009-06

AFFECTED COUNTRIES:
Israel

AFFECTED SITES:
ppi.ps, palestinefuture.net, and other sites affiliated with the Palestine Media Network (PPI)

EFFECT OF ATTACKS:
Taken over by a hacker temporarily

SOURCE COUNTRY:
n/a

ALLEGED ATTACKERS:
"Alhecrz"

TYPE OF ATTACK:
Hack

ATTACK SPECIFICS:
n/a

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Site suffered attempted hacking attempts previously, but this was the first time they were successful. The initial target was palestinefuture.net, then the server and other related sites. Content was removed, but successfully restored a a couple days later less the previous 50 days of posted material. Also seems like the ISP issued a $15,000 charge for overages. Site claims the reason for the attack is its "precision in exposing the violations by Israel against the Palestinian people." (1)

URLS:
1. http://www.anhri.net/lebanon/sk/2009/pr0626-2.shtml


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