Hacking Group ‘Cyber Av3ngers’ Claims Responsibility for Yavne Power Outages: What You Need to Know

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Are the frequent power outages in Yavne a mere coincidence or a well-orchestrated attack? The hacking group ‘Cyber Av3ngers‘ has reached out to Cyberwarzone.com, claiming to be behind the series of electrical failures plaguing the Israeli city1. The situation has escalated to such an extent that local authorities, including the mayor, are demanding urgent action.

Affected AreasNaot Shamir, Nofer, Patel, Givati, and more
Official CauseHigh voltage faults, damaged infrastructure
Unofficial CauseClaimed cyberattack by ‘Cyber Av3ngers’
Financial ImpactProperty damage in millions of shekels
Local AuthoritiesDemanding an immediate inspection committee
Quick Facts Table
Video shared by Cyber Av3ngers on Telegram
Video shared by Cyber Av3ngers on Telegram

Who Are the ‘Cyber Av3ngers’?

The ‘Cyber Av3ngers‘ are a hacking group known for their disruptive actions. While the details about their members and origins are scarce, their tactics usually involve targeting critical infrastructure.

Their claim raises questions about the security of utilities and the need for advanced cybersecurity measures.

Yavne’s Ongoing Electrical Crisis

Residents in Yavne have been dealing with frequent power outages2 affecting various neighborhoods. The Electric Company has been quick to apologize, attributing the outages to “high voltage faults” and “damaged infrastructure.” However, these explanations have done little to quell the residents’ frustrations.

Mayor’s Response and Public Outcry

Mayor Roi Gabbai has publicly criticized the Electric Company and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for their lack of action3. “There is a serious fear of injury to the body and soul…the power outages put residents who have ventilators and life-saving drugs in danger,” warned the mayor.

The Official Position vs. ‘Cyber Av3ngers’ Claim

While the Electric Company is attributing the issue to infrastructure problems, the ‘Cyber Av3ngers’ claim adds another layer to the unfolding drama. Their assertion leads us to ponder: Are these power outages mere technical glitches, or is there something more sinister at play?

The Financial Impact

According to the Mayor of Yavne, the frequent power outages have caused property damage amounting to millions of shekels. Given the financial toll and the endangerment to lives, it becomes crucial to ascertain the true cause behind these incidents.

What’s Next?

The mayor has demanded an “in-depth and immediate” inspection committee to probe into the many malfunctions and power outages. With the hacking group ‘Cyber Av3ngers’ now in the picture, the investigation will likely take on a cybersecurity angle as well.

  1. https://www.yavne.muni.il/html5/arclookup.taf?&_id=41091&did=1231&title=%E4%E5%E3%F2%FA%20%E7%E1%F8%FA%20%E4%E7%F9%EE%EC%20-%20%E4%F4%F1%F7%FA%20%E7%F9%EE%EC%20%E9%E6%E5%EE%E4 ↩︎
  2. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-759410 ↩︎
  3. https://www.maariv.co.il/news/israel/Article-1038596 ↩︎
Reza Rafati https://cyberwarzone.com

Reza Rafati, based in the Netherlands, is the founder of Cyberwarzone.com. An industry professional providing insightful commentary on infosec, cybercrime, cyberwar, and threat intelligence, Reza dedicates his work to bolster digital defenses and promote cyber awareness.

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