Tag Archives: Israel

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch – February 2013

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and surveillance, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks and technological developments from the region.

When Hamas launches a rocket, Israeli iPhones buzz

Source: Christa Case Bryant, Christian Science Monitor

Adi Pito and his friend Avi Genasia were checking out the damage from the first – and so far only – fatal rocket attack of the past week when there was a deep rumble on the horizon.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch October 6-19

This edition of the Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch covers topics such as censorship and filtering, blogger and netizen arrests, cyber attacks, and more.

Iran blocks cyberattack on its oil drilling platforms

Source: AP, The Washington Post

The report by ISNA quoted Mohammad Reza Golshani, IT head of Iran’s state offshore oil company, as blaming Israel for having planned the attack.

Middle East and North Africa CyberWatch: June 15 – 22, 2012

A roundup of cyber news from the Middle East and North Africa region. This week’s post covers the Flame malware, censorship in social media and Google’s Transparency Report.

When to retaliate in cyberspace?

Source: Guy-Philippe Goldstein, Haaretz

As the world wakes up to the seriousness and difficulties of cyber-defense, it is becoming clearer that self-appointed cyber-vigilantes are more often than not a hindrance.

Rabbis issue public call against the Internet

Source: Kobi Nahshoni, Ynetnews

Senior Sephardic religious leaders, including Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Shas spiritual leader Ovadia Yosef, have published a harsh letter against the Internet, stating that every person must save his relatives and others from the “spiritual dangers” of the Web.

Hamas calls for more hacking against Israel

Source: Arutz Sheva

The Hamas terror group on Sunday called for an escalation of Internet hacking against Israel and saluted Arab programmers who have managed to infiltrate Israeli computer systems in recent weeks, Bloomberg reported.

Dangerous social media games

Source: Jillian C. York, Al Jazeera

The emergence of China’s “50 Cent Army” in 2004 marked a new phenomenon by paying commenters, working for or in close conjunction with the state, in an attempt to influence local attitudes.

Israeli company sold surveillance equipment to Iran

Source: Haaretz

An Israeli company has been selling Iran Internet-monitoring equipment through a distributor in Denmark, Bloomberg news agency reported on Friday.