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Gaza group launches Israel attack... though this time it's cyber

In the latest cyber-attack on Israel, Gaza group hacks fire rescue services website.

A Gaza-based group launched another attack on Israel... but it's not the type we're used to. 

According to the Jerusalem Post, an Israel-based daily, a group calling itself the Gaza Hacker Team commandeered the website for Israel's Fire and Rescue Services. The hackers posted a photo of Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon with footpoints superimposed over his face. 

The Jerusalem Post referred to the incident as "the latest of a string of cyber-terror attacks against Israeli interests." But given the level of violence that has taken place between Gaza and Israel in recent years, that seems like a stretch. 

Gaza's bandwidth is also so slow, and its electricity so sporadic, that it's hard to imagine an attack more sophisticated than the low-level hacking of a website. 

More from GlobalPost: Israel warns hackers not to retaliate for credit card attacks

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-casbah/gaza-group-launches-israel-attack-though-time-its-cyber