Iranian Hackers Try to Silence Malcolm Hoenlein

According to Ohad Rosen, the web page that he administrates has recently come under constant hacker attack, presumably of Iranian origin. The cause of the attack is a message posted on the site, from Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, addressed to the Iranian people. In the message, which is subtitled in both Arabic and Persian, Hoenlein states that the Iranian Government does not have the best interests of the people at heart.

Here is an excerpt from the message, which is two and a half minutes long and was posted on the Israeli site on the 18th of June: "We want to work with you. It is regrettable that you have a leadership that does not care about your welfare, and the conditions under which you live, but rather exploits it in search of extremist goals," says Malcolm Hoenlein.

The web page in question is called and Rosen says that in the short amount of time the message has been posted, a "dozen" hacker attacks have been recorded. Although these attacks have not been successful and the content on the web page has not been significantly altered, Google has labeled the site as "dangerous". The hackers did not manage to take down the message, but instead deleted pictures on the site and tampered with some links.

One of the main reasons the hackers have not been able to accomplish their goal, is the fact that Itai Green has set up tighter security measures. Itai is the site's director and according to him the security measures have been upgraded in order to prevent future hacker attacks to considerably damage the site. One thing is for sure, Itai is determined not to take down the message, no matter how many attacks are recorded.

The political relationships between Israel and Iran are quite tense, and have been like that for quite some time now. On numerous occasions Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, has said "it should be wiped off the face of the earth" when talking about Israel.

It must be noted that no site is hack proof, as the recent attack on Kaspersky Malaysia has proven.

[Source: softpedia]