19 October 09
Memri flagged an Iranian hacker's startling admission:
Behrouz Kamalian, head of a 15-member Iranian hacker group called "Ashyaneh," stated that the group works in cooperation with most of the government and military organizations in Iran, and that during the Israeli attack on Gaza and on 'Qods Day' (September 18, 2009), the group hacked 1,500 Israeli websites, as well as hundreds of Danish websites in retaliation for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Linking hackers to official state actors is next to impossible because identifying the attackers is hard enough. The admission that a government is involved behind the scenes -- either sponsoring, coordinating or ordering the attacks -- is simply startling.
Related reading: Gadi Evron on Cyber Warfare