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Hacker ‘The Jester’ reroutes DoS attack to Mossad

A hacker whose site became a target for a denial-of-service (DoS) attack on Friday, claimed he rerouted the assault to strike Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, according to the International Business Times.

In a tweet, 'The Jester,' aka th3j35t3r, announced that following the attack to his Jester's Court blog, he pointed his domain so that the traffic would instead be directed at Mossad. As of Monday noon EST, Mossad's site is intact. However, the Jester's site is not functioning.

The computer vigilante, who is said to be a former military contractor, claims that since 2010 he's knocked more than 180 websites offline, including those of the Occupy movement, Anonymous, Wikileaks, Hamas and Jihadist sites. He has spoken at hacker conferences via remote feeds to preserve his anonymity and his motivations and techniques used in past hacking campaigns were profiled by the SANS Institute in 2011.

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