Israel’s electrical grid attacked in massive cyber attack

by jpost.com  |  published on January 27, 2016

As Israelis cranked up their heaters during the current cold snap, the Public Utility Authority was attacked by one of the largest cyber assaults that the country has experienced, Minister of Infrastructure, Energy and Water Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday.

“Yesterday we identified one of the largest cyber attacks that we have experienced,” Steinitz said at the CyberTech 2016 conference at the Tel Aviv Trade Fair and Convention Center.

Steinitz said that attack was dealt with by his ministry and the National Cyber Bureau and that it was under control.

  • rhondareichel

    who was behind it

  • Jerry

    We could be facing the same problem as Israel. Our infrastructure is vulnerable the same way. The power companies and the oil companies are holding back progress to maintain their profits at all cost. There is technology available today to make our commercial buildings and our homes energy independent. If the former Governor of CA (Arnold) had had his way we would have hydrogen stations replacing gas stations with hydrogen stations to power our cars and homes. I’m sure there are other ways to make individual power stations, but the one keeping us most vulnerable like the power companies are preventing the development. It would seem to me they would be the ones developing new technologies instead of hanging on to the past. Maybe, they should try doing something good for the country instead of just thinking of lining their pockets with cash. If and when there is an attack on the Grid whose fault will it be. The attacker or the greedy. Both, I would say.

  • Larry

    We are under attack in every way. Change our ways or God will punish us by taking his protection from us. Praise the Lord.

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