Until recently, a war between countries usually involved troops, guns, tanks and sophisticated military equipment. Times have changed and now, in 2012, we live in a technological world and the war on the internet takes place in our everyday lives.
2012 started with an online terror incident: a group of hackers published details about hundreds of thousands of Israelis, with about 14,000 credit cards of Israelis who used coupon websites. A Saudi Arabian hacker who calls himself “OxOmar” took responsibility for the direct attack on the Israeli credit card users.
As in conventional war, online terrorism is a concern among for a lot of people around the world. It could happen not only to Israelis, what if the hacker disagrees with an American act about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and decides to expose the details of American citizens?
A few days after the “credit cards incident” another incident occurred: 45,000 Facebook accounts were hacked, most of which were from England and France.
For every criminal that commits a crime, the law has a solution. The cyber crimes punishment system is not developed enough in Israel and now the Israeli government will determine harsher rules regarding cyber crimes.