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Israeli radio station, software company targeted by cyber attack

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
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An Israeli radio station and a software company have come under cyber attack by unidentified hacker groups, the latest in a series of cyber operations against the regime’s digital infrastructure across the occupied territories.

Israeli media reported on Sunday that the attack targeted the Hebrew-language Radio 103FM and the website of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., an American-Israeli multinational provider of software and combined hardware and software products for cyber security.

The attack came a day after the websites of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – an Israeli firearms manufacturer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Evigilo Ltd., which develops and delivers emergency mass-notification and alert multi-channel solutions, were hacked.

The cyber attack was claimed by a group of hackers calling itself 'Anonymous Sudan.' The hacker group, which has waged several cyber attacks against various Israeli websites in the past few weeks, announced on Thursday that it was behind the recent power outages in several cities across the occupied territories.

“The electric attack was just for fun. We’ll show you more,” the group said in a post on its Telegram channel. “Israel, we are still playing with you ... soon you will be without the internet. We are working to down the internet in Israel like electricity.”

The power cuts caused traffic jams in Tel Aviv while also affecting the Knesset and the regime’s ministries.

Another hacker group, known as “Sharp Boys” said on Wednesday it had targeted the Atid institutions, stealing the data of 500,000 users.

The hacker group further claimed it had obtained the personal information of Israelis, including identification documents of people who served in the military and police forces of the regime.

An Indonesian hacker group carried out a massive cyber attack against a number of Israeli websites last week, including those of the ministries of foreign affairs, education and health. The Jerusalem Post reported the group, calling itself VulzSecTeam, announced on April 17 it had managed to break into the websites of the Israeli ministries, as well as Israel police and bus and train companies in recent days, and took them down.

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