Israeli Government Websites Taken Down in DDoS Attack as State of Emergency Declared
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Many Israeli government websites, including those of the interior, health, justice, and welfare ministries, were taken offline, as was that of the Prime Minister's Office, in an apparent DDoS cyberattack. The defense establishment claims that the attack hit websites using the .GOV.IL domain used for all government websites except for defense-related ones
A senior defense official confirmed that a massive cyberattack was carried out Monday evening against Israeli government websites. Cybersecurity industry sources said that the operation was a wide-scale distributed denial of service attack. A defense establishment source claims that this was the largest-ever cyberattack carried out against Israel. They believe that a state actor or large organization carried out the attack but cannot determine who is behind it.
The defense establishment and the National Cyber Directorate declared a state of emergency to study the extent of the damage while checking strategic Israeli websites and governm…
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