New Internationalist

Cyberwar

April 2005

In a new dimension to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Lebanon-based Hizbollah group’s two websites were targeted by e-mail ‘bombings’. They were swamped with documents from around the world, some spiked with viruses. The sites crashed as a result. Hizbollah promptly opened up seven new ones. Shortly afterwards, Israel reported the most intense electronic assault on Government websites since they were launched. Israel has more internet connections than all 22 Arab countries put together.

Middle East International no 639

Front cover of New Internationalist magazine, issue 333 This column was published in the April 2005 issue of New Internationalist. To read more, buy this issue or subscribe.

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