Israel's electric grid targeted by malware, energy minister says

Israeli infrastructure hit by attack.

By Steve Ragan

Israel’s Minister of Infrastructure, Energy and Water, Yuval Steinitz, told CyberTech 2016 attendees on Tuesday that the country’s Public Utility Authority had been targeted by malware, and that some systems were still not working properly.

“Yesterday we identified one of the largest cyber attacks that we have experienced,” Steinitz said. “The virus was already identified and the right software was already prepared to neutralize it. We had to paralyze many of the computers of the Israeli electricity authorities. We are handling the situation and I hope that soon, this very serious event will be over.”

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