April 01, 2015

The Israel Air Force prevented an 'alien invasion', here's how

Rebel Staff

In a post to the IDF blog labeled 'Top Secret', it was revealed that a few months ago, the Israel Air Force stopped an alien invasion.

“Several months ago a flock of alien spaceships were on their way to invade the planet when advanced Israeli radar systems identified them. It was then up to the technological unit of the Israeli Air Force to thwart the dangerous alien invasion by infiltrating the main spaceship’s technological systems and attacking them from within. The soldiers only had 12 hours to hack the systems, gather intelligence and stop the aliens,” the post reads.

Of course, that was just an April Fools joke. Sort of.

The post then goes on to explain that it was a unique scenario part of the Israel Air Force's cyber defense awareness training.

Teams were competing to hack a previously built system that resembled an alien spaceship. They were also required to gather intelligence about the invading alien ships.

“The participants in the event develop operational technological systems for the Air Force on a daily basis. Our goal was to help them understand the importance of secured program development. We wanted to adapt the training to the young and ambitious members of ‘Generation Y’, therefore we created the story line of an alien invasion to increase their interest,” said Lt. Col. Meir.

Of course, while this scenario is fun, cyber threats to Israel are no laughing matter.  Just recently, the hacker group Anonymous threatened Israel with what they called a 'Cyber Holocaust'.

In a threatening video message with Arabic subtitles, Anonymous says “As we did many times, we'll take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, banks, and public institutions. We’ll erase you from cyber-space as we have every year, 7 April 2015, will be an electronic holocaust.”

Picture: IDFblog.com

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commented 2015-04-02 04:27:09 -0400
Too bad that Anonymous video is a horrible fake. It was most likely made by one of Hamas’ social media propagandists.
commented 2015-04-01 21:44:15 -0400
Anonymous rich kids with too much time. Killuminati? Wow, that dates them. Seriously. So entirely yesterday. No match for Israeli innovation.
commented 2015-04-01 21:29:53 -0400
They should have uploaded a virus to the alien’s mothership computer.
commented 2015-04-01 19:01:48 -0400
Mossad has some work to do. Nothing like skipping the trial and just going straight to the death penalty.
commented 2015-04-01 17:44:33 -0400
I wondered when I’d see my first April Fools Day prank!