Sunday, March 24, 2013

Global SITREP A3-13

24 March 2013: According to a report at SOFTPEDIA.COM published yesterday morning three groups of  hackers, (Sector404, Anonymous and Turkey-based RedHack) have continued their cooperative efforts and for a short time at least brought down the official Israeli Secret Intelligence Service (Mossad) website and also exposed the personal files of more than 30,000 people. The compromised personal files has not been directly attributed to the hack of the Mossad website, but "includes politicians, government employees, military and police officials." The Sector404 hackers launched the directed denial of service attack (DDOS) while Anonymous and RedHack leaked the compromised files. The Mossad website, mossad.gov.il is back online. However, more may be coming with the announced OpIsrael cyber assault to commence two weeks from today, 7 April 2013. SOFTPEDIA.COM also reported that as of 9 March 2013 a total of 54 Israeli websites had been attacked by these and other hacker groups. The Psalm 83 prophecy includes cyber warfare as well.

In the former-Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan (Qazaqstan) the authoritarian government of President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev persecution of Christianity took a decided turn for he worse with the government court-ordered destruction of 121 pieces of Christian literature, including Bibles, children's Bibles and pamphlets.  All of the Christian literature came from a suitcase belonging to a Christian street evangelist in the Kazak city of Shchuchinsk who was detained last October while passing out the Christian literature to passers-by on the street. Our brother-in-Christ, Vyacheslav Cherkasov, was ordered by the government court to pay 86,550 Tenge (US$574) which is an amount well above the average one month’s earnings in Kazakhstan, and was charged with violation of rules established for "importing, publishing and distribution of religious literature" under a harsh new Religion Law of 2011. Kazakhstan is an authoritarian state which all but evenly divided with half of its population being Muslim and the other half being Russian Orthodox or Protestant. Kazakhstan's potential role in the Ezekiel 38/39 "Magog confederation" appear to continue apace. Christian persecution is also ongoing in neighboring Uzbekistan under the equally authoritarian government of President Islam Karimov.

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