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Israeli hackers fight Trojan dropping Iranian blog

Posted by Xavier Ashe on August 17, 2006

The Iranian website ahmadinejad.com, in which Iranian officials claim the Iranian President publishes a daily journal, was down for a few hours on Monday.

Following a report by Yedioth Ahronoth on Sunday about the site, Israeli hackers called for a joint effort to hack the site.
 
On Monday afternoon, the site was down for an hour and in the evening the site worked alternately.

Israelis bloggers claimed Monday that the site was down because of a joint effort by thousands of Israelis to enter the site simultaneously, causing it to crash.

Despite the effort, the site was operational late Sunday evening.

From Ynet News.com.  The reason for this is that the Iranian blog was dropping trojans for Israeli IPs.  From Caitlyn Martin's blog:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad now has his very own blog. That’s fine. The content is entirely what you might expect with one notable exception. Several Israeli bloggers, including Yael K.’s Step By Step, which I read regularly, report that if you access the Ahmadenijad blog
from an Israeli IP address the site sends you a little gift, a
cyberattack in the form of a virus or trojan (reports vary) designed to
exploit an Internet Explorer vulnerability.
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