Israel electricity shut down by hackers

Israel’s Electricity Authority stated that a serious hack had targeted the electricity network of Israel.

The energy minister Yuval Steinitz stated that:”The virus was already identified and the right software was already prepared to neutralize it”, he finished that statement with “We had to paralyze many of the computers of the Israeli Electricity Authority. We are handling the situation and I hope that soon, this very serious event will be over … but as of now, computer systems are still not working as they should.”.

Power lines during a cloudy sunset in Glendale, CA.

The Jerusalem post stated that:”The incident occurred during two consecutive days of record-breaking winter electricity consumption, with the Israel Electric Corporation reporting a demand of 12,610 megawatts on Tuesday evening as temperatures dipped to below-freezing levels.”

During the CyberTech 2016 conference at Tel Aviv, Yuval Steinitz stated that: “Yesterday we identified one of the largest cyber attacks that we have experienced”.

According to the recent news which has been published, the situation in Israel is under control again.

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