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Israeli websites down in 'technical malfunction' ('not a cyberattack')
SFGate.com ^ | 11/6/11 | AP

Posted on 11/06/2011 12:22:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge

JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- Many of Israel's official websites have gone down in what the government says is a broad technical malfunction.

The sites include that of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence services, the military spokesman, the Interior Ministry and others.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cyberattack; israeli; malfunction; mossad; shinbet; technical; websites
If I was I'minadinnerjacket, I'd be bunkering in.. deep. just in case..
1 posted on 11/06/2011 12:22:53 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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I wouldn’t be messing with either of these orgs sites,, nope.. not smart. must be kids.. or gremlins. yeah, that’s it.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 12:24:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; Jeff Head; Fred Nerks; FredZarguna; SunkenCiv
*PING*, folks -- please *PING* whomever else might be interested.

You *know* some heads are going to roll in Israel's cybercommand.

Either that, or there are gonna be some discreet contacts made to U.S. "advisors"...

Hope this isn't Iran pounding its chest just yet.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

Thanks, NormsRevenge.

3 posted on 11/06/2011 12:26:20 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No statements of this nature can be taken at face value.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 12:27:05 PM PST by Truth29
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To: NormsRevenge

Disturbing.


5 posted on 11/06/2011 12:28:57 PM PST by CWSNTEXAS (Am I'm the ONLY Conservative Jew in America? What's wrong with you other schmucks?)
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To: grey_whiskers

Could it be that Israel shut them down on purpose? If they did, no one can hack into them. If no one can hack into them, they wouldn’t know what they are doing.


6 posted on 11/06/2011 12:32:11 PM PST by RC2
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To: NormsRevenge
...not a cyberattack...

I suspect a cyberattck could look very much like this.

I think an attack would be less embarrassing than a technician tripping over the server's power cable.

7 posted on 11/06/2011 12:34:49 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Could this have something to do with the recent story that former left-wing military and intelligence chiefs deliberately leaked that story that Israel was about to attack Iran, in order to prevent anything of the kind from happening?

Maybe shutting them down until all the passwords can be changed and made safe?


8 posted on 11/06/2011 12:35:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero
Maybe shutting them down until all the passwords can be changed and made safe?

Maybe shutting them down until all of the missiles are launched?

9 posted on 11/06/2011 12:43:16 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Lots of possibilities, including states not usually obviously involved in the mid-East (one to the north of Vietnam has been selling a lot of equipment to Iran, and maybe has contracted other services.)

Could also be a defensive response to a probing attack. At some point the Iranians will need to make numerous tests of the symmetry and containment properties of their conventional high explosives. There are a number of ways those tests might be detected by us or by Israel, and Iran might be pushing around the edges to see if they can foul communications long enough to hide them.

Counterintelligence, false flag, is also a possibility.

The least likely explanation is the one actually given.

10 posted on 11/06/2011 12:43:51 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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To: NormsRevenge

*kicking back with a cold drink and watching how this transpires*


11 posted on 11/06/2011 12:45:33 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Never on my watch

You really think the topology of a spy/military network would allow widespread outage by bringing down one server?


12 posted on 11/06/2011 12:47:39 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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To: Old Sarge

Probably a network upgrade.. Easier to do it in one shot and create speculation.

Part of the cyber war.


13 posted on 11/06/2011 12:48:37 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (To fix government, we need a rocket scientist. Oh, wait we have one!)
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To: Old Sarge

If this is Israel’s doing, you’ll be drinking for a long time before — if ever — we find out what happened.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 12:48:56 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Many of Israel's official websites have gone down in what the government says is a broad technical malfunction. The sites include that of the Mossad and Shin Bet intelligence services, the military spokesman, the Interior Ministry and others.

I imagine a lot of people are hoping this has the obvious internal cause. I'm not that optimistic, but it would be nice. If it's external, I hope Israel learns more from defending against the attack than our enemies from launching the attack. If it really is a "broad technical malfunction", I hope those responsible lose their jobs and are blacklisted from that career. The free world can afford to lose the "leadership" we have in our White House for an extended period, even for the next year, which would be an improvement, but we cannot afford to have Mossad and Shin Bet go offline except by choice.

15 posted on 11/06/2011 12:51:17 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: FredZarguna

It’s a hard duty, and dangerous, but I am willing to do my level best...


16 posted on 11/06/2011 12:51:41 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: FredZarguna
You really think the topology of a spy/military network would allow widespread outage by bringing down one server?

I really have no idea what is going on and don't claim to. Shoot, I am going to have to look up "topology."

Just me being my sarcastic self.

17 posted on 11/06/2011 12:53:43 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Truth29

Yup. Could be anything. Could be trying to give Iran an ‘opportunity’ to attack but they really aren’t having any problems. Don’t know why NOW would be the time but just kicking the tires a bit.


18 posted on 11/06/2011 12:59:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: FredZarguna

You reference the “Kings of the East”. The country most associated with the dragon.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 1:01:09 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Never on my watch

“Maybe shutting them down until all of the missiles are launched?”

More like until the massive air attack armada takes off!


20 posted on 11/06/2011 1:08:06 PM PST by Seizethecarp
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To: Never on my watch
I suspect a cyberattck could look very much like this.

I think an attack would be less embarrassing than a technician tripping over the server's power cable.

I work for an IT's "Department of Redundancy Department" in my line of work...

You don't take out these level of sites by a single failure, hardware or otherwise. Something stinks, and I don't like the smell. Stuxnet showed how sophisticated cyberwarefare has become. It's war in a whole new dimension. Stop and think if tomorrow, the internet just stopped. Commerce, banking, distribution on all levels would come to a screeching halt.

If you've not considered it and potentially (even partially) prepared for it, you are going to be a deer in the headlights...

21 posted on 11/06/2011 1:20:29 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Old Sarge

Must be nice to have a wife who understands the importance of fulfilling those obligations, no matter how rigorous they may be.


22 posted on 11/06/2011 1:37:35 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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To: Never on my watch
Oh ... jokes.

We nerds occasionally get them.

I prefer the explanation where "Kevin" at support in Mumbai exhausts his decision tree and recommends the third shift reboot the whole machine room because the boss's laptop has been blue-screening when he connects to the wireless router.

23 posted on 11/06/2011 1:45:16 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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To: FredZarguna
Cheers... I have learned to never p!ss off the IT guys.
24 posted on 11/06/2011 2:03:17 PM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The country also most closely associated with cyberwarfare against the United States and her allies.


25 posted on 11/06/2011 2:05:32 PM PST by FredZarguna (Is that an African or a European swallow?)
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26 posted on 11/06/2011 3:35:00 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: grey_whiskers; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks grey_whiskers.


27 posted on 11/06/2011 4:05:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Never on my watch

“Cheers... I have learned to never p!ss off the IT guys. “

And ALWAYS have a current backup (preferably offsite).


28 posted on 11/08/2011 3:41:19 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Never on my watch

“Cheers... I have learned to never p!ss off the IT guys. “

And ALWAYS have a current backup (preferably offsite).


29 posted on 11/08/2011 3:42:53 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

And never click twice if the server is running slow (: >)


30 posted on 11/08/2011 4:00:35 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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