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    Israel lobby group hacked by Pakistani Hackers

    An anti-Israeli hacker has attacked the website of one
    of Washington's most powerful lobbying
    organisations, the American-Israeli Public Affairs
    Committee (Aipac).

    The attack, led by self-styled "Doctor Nuker, founder
    of the Pakistan Hackerz Club", included the
    publishing of critical emails downloaded from Aipac's
    own databases, as well as credit card numbers and
    email addresses of Aipac members.

    The FBI has been informed
    and 700 Aipac members,
    including at least one
    Republican senator, have
    been advised to cancel
    credit cards and monitor
    their accounts.

    "The hack is to protest
    against the attrocities in
    Palestine by the barbarian
    Israeli soldiers and their constant support by the US
    Government," the hackers wrote.

    "Instead of writing articles or putting pictures of
    Israel's atrocities in Palestine, this time I've put
    e-mails and comments that I got from the web site."

    There follows the text of
    eight e-mail messages
    and a list of web links of a
    more or less acrimonious
    anti-Israeli nature.

    In the past year, the
    Pakistan Hackerz Club
    (PHC) is reported to have
    defaced more than 100
    internet sites, most of them
    official Indian sites, to
    protest on behalf of
    Kashmir separatism.


    Correspondents say "hacktivism" - as the political
    hacking is called - is on the rise, as the practice is
    easy for activists to make a big splash with little risk.

    There have been numerous successful and
    unsuccessful hacking attempts since the beginning of
    the recent Middle East crisis and website
    administrators on all sides are reported to have been
    busy defending their sites against attack from enemy

    The computer security site reported at
    least four other anti-Israeli hacks on Friday by another
    group calling itself GForce Pakistan.

    Previously hackers have targeted the websites of the
    Knesset, Israel's Parliament, its foreign ministry and
    an Israeli internet provider, as well as several sites
    run by the Hezbollah guerrillas.

    Aipac spokesman
    Kenneth Bricker said the
    hackers were only able to
    download credit card
    numbers and about 3,500
    names and web
    addresses from people
    who had contacted
    Aipac's website.

    The broader list of the
    organisation's 55,000
    members, which he
    referred to as "the crown
    jewels of Aipac," are stored on a separate computer
    system "that was never compromised".


    The New York Times reported that Aipac's site was
    defaced by the PHC manifesto for less than 15
    minutes before the organisation blocked access.

    The page soon reappeared on other sites, known as
    mirrors which monitor and preserve hacked pages.

    At the time of writing, the site is still not functioning, and
    Mr Bricker said the group would not bring it back into
    service until it had completed a thorough
    investigation and had taken new protective

    Mr Bricker said Aipac was now rethinking its web
    strategy: "All this is new to us, but we're certainly
    getting a crash lesson."

    [This message has been edited by CoolDude (edited November 06, 2000).]

    This has already been posted in Pakistani Affairs section. Sorry for the duplication


      Thats OK but there's no reason that we can say CONGRATULATIONS a second time!