Israel was just hit by what may have been the largest-ever cyberattack carried out against the country 😲
· · Mar 16, 2022 · NottheBee.com

It's always a bracing reminder when something like this happens; it reiterates that, like the digital age itself, the age of cyberterrorism is really just beginning:

Several government websites in Israel—those using the .gov.il domain—were inaccessible after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack hit Israel's telecommunication provider, Cellcom. NetBlocks, a network disruption watchdog, initially detected "a significant disruption" aimed at the provider, which appeared to have also affected another provider, Bezeq, before the Israeli National Cyber Directorate confirmed the cyberattack in a tweet.

Who can we blame for this? The obvious answer—Iran—might actually not be so obvious after all:

[M]ike Sexton, a cyber and Middle East policy expert, called the attack "unsophisticated, but something that nonetheless requires significant resources."

"Israel and Iran have recently been engaged in a low-level cyber tit-for-tat, so Iran is an obvious source to attribute, but we should not jump to conclusions," Sexton told The National, "Iran possesses much more sophisticated capabilities, so I think it would be unusual for them to use this sort of primitive attack."

Hmmm.

You might could suggest North Korea, for whatever reason, but honestly those guys struggle enough keeping their own Internet on, I doubt they can take down anyone else's:

Stay tuned!


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