Palestinian servers attacked by hackers: Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 23:21

Ramallah: Hackers from around the world have
attacked Palestinian servers, cutting Internet service across
the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian communications
minister said on Tuesday.

"Since this morning all Palestinian IP addresses have
come under attack from places across the world," Mashur Abu
Daqqa said.

"The sites have been attacked in an organised using
mirror servers.

"I think from the manner of the attack and its intensity
that there is a state behind it, and it is not spontaneous."

The attack affected Internet service across the West Bank
and Gaza, but Abu Daqqa said the Palestinian banking system
had been isolated for its protection.

The incident came a day after the Palestinians won full
membership of UNESCO, over objections from the United States
and Israel, and Abu Daqqa suggested the Jewish state could be
behind the attack.

"Israel could be involved as it announced yesterday that
it was considering the kind of sanctions it would impose on
us," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 23:21

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