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  1. If Iran had access to sensitive research material, than why would she publicise the hack by shutting down the Technion’s computer system and demanding ransom? Why not just quietly steal data while studing the computer’s infrastructure. Makes no sense. Maybe your source has an explanation.

    DarkBit said: “A kindly advice to the hight-tech (sic) companies: From now on, be more careful when you decide to fire your employees, specially the geek ones [sic],”

    Depending on how one interprets the wording, the attack seems to be DarkBit’s way of taking revenge for layoffs that may have involved its members.

    1. @ Jay:

      why would she publicise the hack by shutting down the Technion’s computer system and demanding ransom

      Generally the way these hacks go is that the intruder enters a system and lurks there for weeks, months or even years. They navigate through the system looking for sensitive data, harvesting it. They examine the cyber defenses and vulnerabilities. When they’ve done all that they steal whatever isn’t nailed down. All of that is a long process. It’s not a smash and grab robbery.

      Once they’ve gotten what they wanted, they announce what they’ve done as the coup de grace. Iran wants Israel to know what it did. That’s part of cyber-war. You want to steal from the enemy, but then you want to humiliate him/her as well. And the Israelis have done exactly the same thing to Iran.

      Depending on how one interprets the wording

      As for the DarkBit msg.: I wouldn’t attribute any value or credibility to anything it says. It’s just noise.

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