Another Attempt Of Islamic Hackers to Move the Vatican City Flopped
The proclamation was made through the formation of an ad hoc Website where attackers can download the programs to initiate the Internet strike. The web zealots explained on one of their Websites "Pioneers of the electronic jihad have made a decision to start a mass-scale battle against the Vatican's official site as the pope has upset us and our Grand Prophet Mohamed".
The strike that was scheduled for November 9, 2006 was unsuccessful. Cyber criminals associated with an Islamic group attempted and failed to get through the Vatican's official site. The reason being that the site (www.vatican.va) has its security systems in place since a long time that did not let the attackers to fiddle with it.
The Islamic attackers also attempted a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. Usually, this can clog the site with an overflow of garbage mails, generated from innumerable zombie PCs. But the Vatican site's system administrators were successful in defeating the DDOS strike and keep the Website functional.
The program predicts a series of intrusions to be introduced on November 11 and 15, 2006 also. Even though the hackers specifically created a site to violate the Vatican City's cyber defenses and to appeal the Muslim community to help them in this task, their appeal seems to have got little support.
Many Websites, which act as the promotion tools for Islamic terrorism, made an appeal to cyber terrorists to attack the site of Holy See on October 11, 2006. The appeal supposedly caught the attention of many hackers.
In September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI cited a Christian king connecting Islam to violence. This statement sparked worldwide protests and demonstrations in the Muslim community. This also resulted in calling back the ambassadors from Muslim nations and threats of terrorism against Vatican City and Rome.
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