Roee Nahmias is hereby officially pronounced an Apprentice of Juvenile Scorn™ for this story about the PIJ haxxor d00dz incredible hacking skillz.
Islamic Jihad operatives have been able to hack into several Israeli websites, the London-based Arabic-language newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Sunday.
“The electronic surveillance unit of the media warfare division has been able to hack into several Israeli websites and take them over,” said a statement by the al-Quds Brigades, quoted by the paper.
Wow, that’ sounds pretty scary. What websites did they hack? IAF? IDF? Mossad?
A Ynet probe has revealed at least two websites hacked by the Islamic Jihad â€“ the Kfar Truman and the “High-Tech Motors Body-Shop” websites.
The next sound you hear will be the sound of millions of true hackers around the world snorting with derision. Oooh. A body shop website. The world trembles at the loss of yet another scratch-and-dent repair website, so vital to Israeli security.
And here’s where Roee gets that Juvenile Scorn apprenticeship:
Website defacement of this nature requires only basic programming know-how and usually boils down to changing the main page â€“ a file easy to reconstruct.
[...] A statement by any terror group pointing to a unit dedicated to defacing websites does not necessarily indicate any operational sophistication, since any teenager with basic programming skills can do the same.
Well done, Roee.