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Cyber Attacks Take Down Phones, Internet in Palestine

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Denial of service attacks recently cut Internet service to the West Bank and Gaza.

"The Palestinian Communications Minister Mashur Abu Daqqa told reporters the attacks originated from locations 'all over the world ... using mirror servers,'" writes SC Magazine's Darren Pauli. "Up to a million packets a second had hit Palestine's incumbent telephone company PalTel, local media said."

"Abu Daqqua said from 'the manner of the attack' that it appeared to be state-sponsored," Pauli writes.

Go to "DoS attack rocks Palestine, cuts phones, internet" to read the details.

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