Israel government denies cyber-attack, says malfunction brought down websites

07.10.2011                      10.Cheschwan. 5772                      Ta'anit BH"B

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Israel government denies cyber-attack, says malfunction brought down websites

Websites of IDF, Mossad, Shin Bet security service and government ministries crash following hacking group's threat to retaliate for Gaza flotilla interception.

The Israeli government denied on Sunday that a cyber-attack was the reason several websites went down, including those of the IDF, Mossad, Shin Bet security service and government ministries. IDF spokesman said there was most likely a malfunction with the servers.
The government Facebook page posted a message saying: "Due to a systematic malfunction of the (government website system's) servers, some of the government websites and services have not been accessible in the last few hours." Carmela Avner, head of the government website system, said that "this is a technical problem that is being handled by all relevant means and all resources are being used …to fix the problem."…