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Iranian hacking attempt to Electric Corporation foiled

Iranian hackers have attempted to break into the Israel Electric Corporation’s computers and disrupt the power supply in Israel several times in recent months, Haaretz has learned. The Iranians, some of whom may be university students, tried to damage the computer infrastructures operating Israel’s power stations. They sent viruses and attempted to overload the servers in what is known as a “denial of service” attack. The Israel Electric Corp. managed to identify the hacking attempts and foiled them without any damage to the power systems. The hacking findings were transferred to the Shin Bet’s information security agency to prevent any harm to computer systems of critical infrastructures in Israel, especially communication infrastructures. The Shin Bet traced the hackers and virus senders to Iran, some of them to computers in large universities in the country. Full Story

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