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Hackers Looking to Shut Down President Obama's Website Mistakenly Hit Website of International Communications Expert Who Authored a Book on Obama's Communication Skills

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yemen hackers mistakenly hacked the site of international speaker, best-selling author and communications expert, while trying to attack personal sites of President Barack Obama and the White House.

Gil Peretz, author of "Obama's Secrets" and owner of attacked site (, said, "I own the domain. It's a professional domain that was established to add value to readers of our Hebrew edition of the book. I am surprised these hackers did not check their targets before attacking. There might be a connection between the coming debates and the attack, still it is ridiculous. I am not Obama, I am not one of Obama's staff, I am an Obama expert. I help business people deliver power messages. No more than that. These hackers made a mistake."

Based in Palo Alto, California, Peretz helps corporate leaders and sales forces deliver powerful messages, knockout presentations and "outside the box" pitches in order to beat competition. Lately, Peretz was the pitching mentor for Microsoft's first startup accelerator in an effort to encourage more entrepreneurs to build their cloud-based applications using Windows Azure. He is known as someone who excels in helping first-time pitchers speak with passion and energy, and be in their "peak state" while asking for investors' money.

About Gil Peretz

An expert on business performance improvement with more than 25 years of experience, Gil Peretz is one of the world's leading authorities on communication, pitching, and sales training. Global companies based in the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific invite Peretz to deliver power-packed business ideas, to lead customized dynamic workshops designed to inspire their people to action. As an international communication expert, Peretz has worked with major international organizations such as Microsoft, Teva, Merck, Orange, Motorola, and Allergan.

Peretz and wife Nili cracked the code of Obama's techniques and in Obama's Secrets show how using Obama's "message engineering" can improve the way people communicate, persuade and pitch anything.


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