` Anonymous Hacktivist's Attacked Hundreds of Websites of ` Israeli Ministries and Organisations '

#AceWorldNews – ANONYMOUS – April 07 – (PressTV) – Reports that Hacktivists from the Anonymous group have attacked hundreds of websites belonging to Israeli ministries and organizations.

The on-line attacks took place on Monday, with Israeli media saying that several websites, including those of the Ministry of Education and the Airports Authority, had been hacked.

Anonymous had said in a statement on Sunday, “On April 7, 2014, we call upon our brothers and sisters to hack, deface, hijack, database leak, admin takeover, and DNS terminate the Israeli Cyberspace by any means necessary.”

Addressing the Israeli regime, Anonymous also said that “further assault on the people of Gaza, who have been flooded by your sewage, terrorized by your military apparatus, and left to die at the border while waiting for medical attention will NOT be tolerated any more.”

The group, that was referring to the Israeli siege on Gaza in place since 2007, pledged not to stop until “Palestine is free.”

The group’s first cyber attack against Israel was launched during Tel Aviv’s assault on Gaza in November 2012. Some 700 websites, including Foreign Ministry and the Israeli president’s official websites, were hacked at the time and the personal data of some 5,000 Israeli officials were posted online.

Anonymous also carried out similar attacks on April 7, 2013, when the websites of the Israeli parliament, ministries and other government organizations stopped functioning for some time.

SAB/HJL/HRB

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` Google says ` Turkey ' has been ` Intercepting ' its `Internet Domain 'and ` Redirecting Users ' to other Sites '

#AceNewsServices – ANKARA – March 31 – Google says Turkey has been intercepting its Internet domain, redirecting users to other sites in the latest battle between Ankara and Web giants.

In a weekend post on Google’s security blog, software engineer Steven Carstensen said the company has received “several credible reports and confirmed with our own research that Google’s Domain Name System (DNS) service has been intercepted by most Turkish ISPs (Internet Service Providers).”

Carstensen said the DNS server “tells your computer the address of a server it’s looking for, in the same way that you might look up a phone number in a phone book.”

“Imagine if someone had changed out your phone book with another one, which looks pretty much the same as before, except that the listings for a few people showed the wrong phone number,” he added.

“That’s essentially what’s happened: Turkish ISPs have set up servers that masquerade as Google’s DNS service.”

Ace Related News: March 30 – Sophos – That’s because the easiest way for a country to get its ISPs to block access to a site like twitter.com is to tell them to stop resolving the name of the site in their DNS servers.

Most home users rely on their ISP for access to DNS, the Domain Name System that turns human-style internet names to computer-style numbers.

For example, when you ask your ISP how to find twitter.com, this is what happens. http://wp.me/p120rT-13WV

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