(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