Hackers Compromise Israeli TV Channels With "Divine Retribution" Message | Hacked: Hacking Finance
user

Cybersecurity

Hackers Compromise Israeli TV Channels With “Divine Retribution” Message

Posted on .

Hackers Compromise Israeli TV Channels With “Divine Retribution” Message

Introduction

This article was posted on Thursday, 12:43, UTC.

Israel has recently been swept by a wave of, reportedly, over 250 large fires, which led to dozens of arrests on suspicion of arson. Tuesday night, hackers compromised two major Israeli news channels, unexpectedly interrupting the broadcast. The hackers then showed images of Muslim holy cities and suggested the recent wave of fires was divine retribution shown in their place.

// -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email -- //

The hack came before the Knesset – the Israeli parliament – voted on a bill that aimed to prevent the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes. The bill would restrict Muslim call to prayer- known as adhan – as these would be outlawed in mosques.

Programs on Channels 2 and 10 were interrupted for a brief period. During the interruption, images of Muslim holy cities were shown while the call to prayer could also be heard. The call to prayer is usually heard five times a day to market regular observance times.

A message in Hebrew also appeared on screen. It said “God is the greatest”, “God’s punishment” and “the fire that inflames the heart”, hence the correlation with the wave of wildfires in the country.

// -- Become a yearly Platinum Member and save 69 USD and get access to our secret group on Workplace. Click here to change your current membership -- //

Channel 2 published images of the hackers’ message on Twitter:
?????

New Bill Highly Unpopular amongst Muslims

Israel’s new bill seeks to ban the use of loudspeakers for religious purposes. These are used by Muslims to announce times of prayer in the morning and at night, so the ban is highly unpopular amongst them.

The bill is sponsored by the right-wing Jewish Home party, and cites noise pollution as the reason for the ban. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said:

I cannot count the times, they are simply too numerous, that citizens have turned to me from all parts of Israeli society, from all religions, with complaints about the noise and suffering caused them by the excessive noise coming to them from the public address systems of houses of prayer

A few locals have reported bans on the call to prayer in 3 mosques in the country’s capital of Jerusalem. The issue has been causing a lot of controversy. Regarding the bill, Yair Lapid, chairman of the center-left party Yesh Atid, said:

They want to insult Muslims — just insult them, without there being any tangible value — because it works well for them with their constituencies, with the Likud Central Committee, for the upcoming primaries

Critics have praised the fires on Twitter, claiming it was punishment against Israel.

Hackers Got to Israeli Institutions in the Past

This isn’t the first time hackers manage to breach Israeli cybersecurity. During a bombing campaign in 2014 that targeted Palestinian militants, pirates managed to control the military’s Twitter account.

Earlier than that, in 2012, an alleged group of Saudis and Palestinians from Gaza hacked major Israeli websites. These included those of the Tel Aviv stock exchange and of El Al, a major airline. The attack exposed tens of thousands of credit card details.

The country does have the ability to breach security as well. Last year, Hacked.com reported an Israeli security lab was using electromagnetic waves to extract private keys.

Image from Shutterstock.

Important: Never invest money you can't afford to lose. Always do your own research and due diligence before placing a trade. Read our Terms & Conditions here.



Feedback or Requests?

Francisco Memoria

Francisco Memoria

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, writing about financial freedom and the future of money

There are no comments.

View Comments (0) ...
Navigation
The team:
Dmitriy Lavrov
Analyst
Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Founder
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on Hacked.com. // -- Discuss and ask Read More
Mate Csar
Analyst
Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Mati Greenspan
Analyst
Senior Market Analyst at Etoro.com. // -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email -- // Important: Never invest Read More
Rakesh Upadhyay
Analyst
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on Hacked.com. // -- Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace. Don't have an account? Send Jonas Borchgrevink an email -- // Read More
Joseph Young
Journalist
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More
Bitcoin extortionists have hacked a high-end European bank several days…