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‘Syrian Electronic Army’ fails to crack Israeli water system

(The Register) Attempts purportedly made by pro-Assad hacktivists to attack water systems in northern Israel have failed, recent reports reveal.

The Syrian Electronic Army have more or less cornered the market in attacks on high-profile media accounts on Twitter over recent months with attacks on the BBC, The Guardian, AP and others. Two victims – The Telegraph and The Onion – both reported that the attacks on their websites had been carried out using a multi-stage phishing attacks.

Twitter’s introduction of two-factor authentication, although flawed when it comes to shared group accounts, is a step in the right direction towards making such assaults more difficult.

In any case, the Syrian Electronic Army, at least according to Israeli security experts, have turned their attention to a far more difficult target: computers controlling the water system of the city of Haifa…read full article

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