A group of hackers named ‘Qademoun’ launched extensive cyber attacks against Israeli websites.
A statement released on Qademoun’s Facebook page said that the cyber attacks were launched in line with al-Imad operations which started on the first day of the 9th anniversary of the Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006.
“On the second day of al-Imad operations, the martyr Abbas al-Moussavi team hacked a number of Israeli tourism websites,” it added.
The statement listed the names of the websites as:
In May 2013, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) also launched a successful cyberattack on the main infrastructure system of Haifa, one of the most important ports in Israel, disrupting the operation of the servers in charge of urban management systems and public utilities in the city.
The SEA said it had hacked into the Haifa infrastructural system in retaliation for the Israeli strike on a research center in suburban Damascus at the time.
The SEA warned that it could cause a major blast by continuing the attack on the servers of the Haifa infrastructural systems, but avoided further move due to inescapable human casualties.
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a type of industrial control system (ICS). Industrial control systems are computer controlled systems that monitor and control industrial processes that exist in the physical world. SCADA systems historically distinguish themselves from other ICS systems by being large scale processes that can include multiple sites, and large distances. These processes include industrial, infrastructure, and facility-based processes.
Industrial processes include those of manufacturing, production, power generation, fabrication, and refining, and may run in continuous, batch, repetitive, or discrete modes.
Infrastructure processes may be public or private, and include water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, oil and gas pipelines, electrical power transmission and distribution, wind farms, civil defense siren systems, and large communication systems.
Facility processes occur both in public facilities and private ones, including buildings, airports, ships, and space stations. They monitor and control heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC), access, and energy consumption.