Israeli TV’s Eurovision webcast hijacked by hackers. Hamas blamed

Hamas hackers have been blamed for briefly hijacking an Israeli TV webcast of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals last night.

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Smashing Security #127: I do love the Dutch

Israel strikes back at Hamas’s hacking HQ, a new sextortion email comes with a twist, and Carole saves the world with some help from hacked Roomba vacuum cleaners.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Malicious Life’s Ran Levi.

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Israel bombs building containing alleged Hamas hackers

“HamasCyberHQ.exe has been removed” tweeted the Israeli Defense Force.

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Honeytraps used to infect Israeli soldiers’ smartphones with spyware

Bogus social networking profiles of young, attractive women are being used to trick soldiers into installing malicious spyware on their smartphones.

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Israeli TV hijacked by Hamas hackers

Hackers connected to Hamas claimed responsibility for an attack which interrupted regular programming for some satellite TV viewers in Israeli.

Find out more in this article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Trojan horse helped assassins track Hamas victim

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a senior Hamas official, was murdered at Dubai’s al-Bustan Rotana hotel by a professional assassination team of 11 people.

Now a report claims that a Trojan horse helped the assassins track their victim.

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Hackers hide malware behind CNN headlines about Gaza conflict

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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Anti-Israeli hackers bring cyberwar to Washington DC and NATO

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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