Israeli government websites hit by cyberattack

Important Takeaways:

  • Cyberattack Temporarily Shuts Down Israeli Government Websites
  • Users were unable to access websites using the GOV.IL domain, including websites for the health, interior, justice, and welfare ministries, as well as the Prime Minister’s Office. All the websites have since been restored.
  • Israel’s cyber authority said the attack was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which floods websites with traffic from multiple sources to interrupt service.
  • The directorate has declared a state of emergency to study the extent of the attack’s damage.
  • Israeli officials did not immediately name who was responsible for the cyberattack, but Israeli media quickly blamed Iran, which has been engaged in a shadow cyberwar with Israel for years.

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