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Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat
Asharq Al-Awsat

Pro-Iran Group Targets Israel’s Airports Authority Site in Cyberattack

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

An Iran-backed group in Iraq, known as al-Tahera, claimed on Wednesday that it targeted the website of the Israel Airports Authority in a cyberattack.

The IAA confirmed that it was experiencing a DDoS attack, but stressed that there was no damage caused or infiltration into operational systems, The Jerusalem Post reported.

On Tuesday, the pro-Iran Telegram channel Sabareen claimed that al-Tahera had conducted DDoS attacks against the websites of the Israeli Russian-language Channel 9 and KAN news.

Both sites were inaccessible shortly after the claims were made, although both were working as of Wednesday morning. Channel 9 reported on Wednesday morning that it had been targeted by a DDoS attack overnight.

Sabareen had reported in a message in broken Hebrew on Monday that the "Iraqi special forces threaten to carry out the first quality operations from Iraqi ground into the Zionist entity, which will quiet the enemy.”

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