New Internationalist


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.

Never miss another story! Get our FREE fortnightly eNews

Comments on Cyberwar

Leave your comment


  • Maximum characters allowed: 5000
  • Simple HTML allowed: bold, italic, and links

Registration is quick and easy. Plus you won’t have to re-type the blurry words to comment!
Register | Login

...And all is quiet.

Subscribe to Comments for this articleArticle Comment Feed RSS 2.0

Guidelines: Please be respectful of others when posting your reply.

Get our free fortnightly eNews


Videos from visionOntv’s globalviews channel.

Related articles

Recently in Currents

All Currents

Popular tags

All tags

This article was originally published in issue 377

New Internationalist Magazine issue 377
Issue 377

More articles from this issue

New Internationalist Magazine Issue 436

If you would like to know something about what's actually going on, rather than what people would like you to think was going on, then read the New Internationalist.

– Emma Thompson –

A subscription to suit you

Save money with a digital subscription. Give a gift subscription that will last all year. Or get yourself a free trial to New Internationalist. See our choice of offers.