Within the last hours there have been growing reports that Israeli government websites have been hit in a major cyberattack.
Multiple regional correspondents are reporting that Israel has declared a “national state of cyber emergency” given it’s already being called the “largest-ever” cyber attack carried out against Israel’s infrastructure.
#BREAKING: Large-scale cyberattack against Israel. Government websites are down. pic.twitter.com/aPg2TsQimI
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) March 14, 2022
According to Haaretz multiple government ministries saw their websites taken down, including those of the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as interior, health, justice and welfare ministries.
“A number of Israeli government websites went down on Monday in an apparent cyberattack. The Israeli cyber authority confirmed the attack was a DDos (Digital-denial of service) attack that had blocked access to government websites, and that all websites were back online,” the report said.
“The websites of the interior, health, justice and welfare ministries had been taken offline, as was that of the Prime Minister’s Office.”
Israel confirms cyber attack against government websites (https://t.co/0ilwInBwdF.) A national state of cyber emergency has been declared. A top source @Haaretz it is the largest cyber attack carried out against Israel's infrastructure. https://t.co/e9ua0nA6oQ
— Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) March 14, 2022
Though the entity or entities behind that attack have not been revealed… was this Iran’s ‘retaliation’ for the earlier reported sabotage against its nuclear power systems?
As the NY Post reports in the wake of both breaches, “Israeli officials suspected the attack was the work of another country but told Haaretz they could not yet determine who was responsible.”
“Government officials said they were checking with Israeli power and water companies to see if they had been affected, though Israel’s utility websites appeared to be functioning normally,” it adds.
Republished from ZeroHedge.com with permission
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