Computer technology keyboard 311 (R).
(photo credit: Reuters/Catherine Benson)
The Jerusalem Post’s computer system was targeted with a cyber-attack on
Hackers flooded e-mail addresses with spam messages during the
first phase of the incident.
UN hit in biggest-ever series of cyber attacks uncovered
Cyber attack can 'collapse states,' Knesset c'ttee warns
At the attack’s peak, 10,000 messages
arrived in under a minute as part of a denial-of-service attack.
e-mails were in Arabic, English and other languages.
defenses were able to deal with the incident, computer technicians
During the second phase, hackers tried to seize control of the
’s firewall and bring it down, but failed, technicians added.
JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:
attack lasted around six hours.
Last month, the Knesset’s Science and
Technology Committee warned
that an Internet-based cyber-attack can lead to the
collapse of states if proper defenses are not installed.
heard a range of views on the latest threats, some of which emphasized the need
to bring defenses around vital civilian infrastructure, such as financial
services, up to speed.
MK Meir Sheetrit said during the meeting that
“without tanks, and without planes... it is possible to bring about the collapse
of a state, and no military can come to the rescue. It is vital that basic steps
are initiated to ensure the continuity of computer systems.”
added that legislation was needed to provide cyber-defenses to vital civilian
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>