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Israeli police departments were pulled offline last Thursday following the discovery of a Trojan especially targeted at law enforcement networks in the Jewish state. The malware was distributed using spammed messages, spoofed so that they appeared to come from the head of the Israel Defense Forces, Benny Gantz. The malicious …

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it was a prank

It was a prank.

Why send a RAR if you want someone to actually open it?

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I don't see how this can be a prank especially if it was specifically targeted at certain networks.

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Iran ?

"the initial target of the attack was systems within the Israeli Customs agency"

Iran would try and target the Israeli military or Mossad. Israel had a vast number of very technically savvy residents, it's most likely an local protest of the target is confirmed as accurate.

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Re: Iran ?

Why try to break into Fort Knox, when the Co-Op is next door?

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Re: Iran ?

It wasn't Iran.

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"The Trojan features Windows 8 compatibility..."

My, MS will be pleased. Something to put in their app store.

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Re: "The Trojan features Windows 8 compatibility..."

<---- For you sir.

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Re: "The Trojan features Windows 8 compatibility..."

Have a tall one on me!!!!

Another reason on why you should avoid Microsoft O/S software like the plague!!!!

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Re: "The Trojan features Windows 8 compatibility..."

Sweet Metrosexualness and all that... Plays well with others...

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Well done!

Top marks to the uthor for getting 'penetrated' and 'pulled off'(line) within the first 30 words of an article to do with malware and security services.

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"Police forces re-established limited internet connectivity by Sunday but it's unclear when full access will be restored, the Times of Israel adds."

Why, oh why, are they putting them on internet connected links???

Take the uk example, plod's pc's , connected via GSI secure links. While the gsi might be full of holes, the interconnects are managed with at least some attempt at gateway interconnects with filters/email scrubbing facilities etc.

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Sauce

Goose, Gander

Reorganise as appropriate.

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Holmes

Glass

stone house throw

Am I correct ?

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