Israeli Hackers Kill Saudi and UAE Stock Markets

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(Internet) war in the Middle East continues, with today's Israeli strike against the stock exchanges of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Both financial hubs were down for hours, and those responsible say they'l "move to the next level."


A formal explanation of the attack—at least as formal as these things get—was posted on Pastebin, the internet's premiere destination for anonymous hacker blurbs:

## IDF-Team ##

Because lame hackers from Saudi Arabia decided to launch an attack against Israeli sites such as the airport site "EL-AL" and sites of Israeli banks, today, 01/17/12
Official stock exchange site of Saudi Arabia at the following address not be available online and is only the beginning, in addition there may be disruption to the government's stock exchange site at the following:
If the lame attacks from Saudi Arabia will continue, we will move to the next level which will disable these sites longer term may come to weeks or even months.
You have been warned.

## IDF-Team ##

It's very, very doubtful this will be the last move in the back and forth slapfight between nationalist teens with a broadband connection. [TNW]


Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

Speaking of Israel, I could never understand why US politicians always had such a hard on for Israel.