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Large Cyberattack on Israeli Hospitals Foiled

Israeli doctors perform surgery (Photo: Moshe Milner/GPO)

Earlier this week, Stand for Israel reported that the Shin Bet has thwarted over 2,000 cyberattacks against Israel. Today, The Times of Israel's Shoshanna Solomon reports that a wave of such attacks were attempted overnight against Israeli hospitals, and were all thankfully stopped:

Several Israeli hospitals were hit overnight by a large cyberattack, officials said Thursday, adding that the hackers were foiled before they could inflict damage on the computer networks.

The attack was apparently the same ransomware virus to affect computers worldwide this week, according to Israeli financial daily Calcalist.

The event was dealt with “immediately” and no damage was caused, the National Cyber Authority said in a statement, without revealing the names of the institutions attacked.

The hack, which occurred on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, infected a number of computers but was dealt with immediately by IT security officials at the sites, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement...

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