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Friday, 26 October 2012 10:53

Israeli coppers switch off their computer

Written by Nick Farrell



Fearing a hack


Israeli cops have switched off their national computer network from the civilian Internet over fears that it might be bought to its knees with a serious hack.

The Israeli coppers were given an intelligence tip that a virus may have infected the central police system. Every district and officer was ordered  to disconnect their computers from the civilian Internet, and advised officers to be careful when using police computers or software.

According to the Jerusalem Post National Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said investigators are looking at the possibility that hackers broke into the national computer system, and are trying to determine the extent of the break-in.
The breach may have involved a wide-scale cyber-attack but it is not clear yet.

The tip-off did not suggest who was the culprit behind the attack, but it appeared to be an external organisation. A number of Israeli government agencies had experienced a cyber attack recently, caused by a "Trojan horse" virus sent into servers. Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned his cabinet of "increasing attempts to carry out cyber-attacks on computer infrastructures in the State of Israel."

Nick Farrell

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