Middle East cyberwar cripples web sites

Those of us who are located in the U.S. have been hypothesizing and planning for cyberwarfare – but our friends in the Middle East are already living it. Hackers have disrupted the Tel Aviv stock exchange and attacked the web sites of Israeli banks and El Al Airlines. It’s gotten so serious that some banks have blocked international access to their web sites. And it’s only likely to get worse.

For a real-world preview of the challenges we face, just take a look at what’s happening there now:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-57360584-245/middle-east-cyberwar-hits-israeli-banks-stock-exchange-airline/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

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