The websites of Israel’s national airline, El Al, and the Tel Aviv stock exchange have been disrupted just hours after they were reportedly threatened by a Saudi computer hacker.
There has been a series of hacking attacks affecting Israeli businesses in the past two weeks.
According to BBC News, flights for the airline as stock trading itself have not been affected.
A message was posted on the home page for the Tel Aviv stock exchange saying that the site has been taken down for “maintenance”. It also came up as “too busy”.
Last week, an Israeli hacker retaliated by publishing details of hundreds of Saudi credit cards online.
Hackers have warned of the dangers of a so-called cyber war in the Middle East. However Israeli computer experts say politically-motivated attacks have taken place for decades. They suggest the latest attacks show the need for the private sector to improve its security.
Sourced By: Roy W Nash