Fars News — Jan 8, 2014
A Muslim group which has recently gathered fame for its successful cyberattacks on the Israeli army, Saudi army and Bin Laden’s backup company displayed a series of documents on Wednesday proving that it has shut down some of the highly secure servers in Israel belonging to the Israeli Aviation Authority after hacking and controlling the servers for months.
‘The Islamic Cyber Resistance Group’ said it has hacked Israel Aviation Authority (iaa.gov.il), gained access to its LAN, extracted highly sensitive and top secret information regarding domestic and international flight maps, flight plans, etc. and controlled the iaa servers for months.
“The Islamic Cyber Resistance Group is proud to add another one to its line of success and announces access to the LAN of Israeli aviation organization, in a move to render the fake legend of Israel’s security and invincibility obsolete,” the group said in a statement released on its website.
“By the grace of God, we could gain access to iaa.gov.il LAN and in addition to obtaining sensitive information, seized full control over the management panel,” it added.
The ICRG said it could wreak havoc on Israel by crashing every flying aircraft in Israel, but avoided doing so as ordered by Islam, implying that the Al-Qaeda or anyone else who caused the 9/11 attack were neither Muslims nor acting upon Koran and Islamic teachings.
“But as the world knows, killing women, children and innocent people is a profession exclusive to Israel and its neophytes, and we, as ordered by Islam, do condemn such moves and, thus, find it sufficient to release sensitive information to prove that we have had the access to the servers and downed the website,” declared the group.
The ICRG further declared that it has gained access to “the flight management plans and were able to make online changes to them. Also by gaining access to ATIS/VOLMET system, disruption in data communications (such as flight routing and weather conditions) between plane and ground stations was possible”.
The Muslim group said it had the servers and network of the IAA under control for months and downloaded a huge amount of data, analyzed and studied different modules of Israel’s air traveling and aviation systems. “This brought us valuable information regarding flight communication structures and processes in Israel.”
The ICRG has also released pages of documents information to display the veracity and authenticity of its claim. The publicized data includes domestic and international flight information Database, some of the flight briefing files which are only provided to pilots and control towers, management and flight routing software information, and weather condition maps (NOTAM).
The group said “at present all the data and information on the server has been wiped and the website is down”.
To see the documents click here.
The ICRG said the hacking operation, called OP-Israel, was an act of reprisal for the Israeli killing of “Islamic Resistance martyrs Maysara Abu Hamdiya, HassanAbdulAlhlym al-Turabi and Rami Bajes Alzlbany”, the Palestinian prisoners who were killed in Israeli jails.