A senior Israeli official revealed on Saturday that Syria has attempted two weeks ago to launch a cyber attack against Haifa’s water system, in retaliation to the alleged Israeli attack in Damascus a month ago.
Yitzhak Ben-Yisrael, chairman of the National Council for Research and Development, said that Israeli critical infrastructures such as electricity, water and the stock exchange undergo hundreds of cyber attacks every minute.
“The number of cyber attacks is huge,” he said in an open event in Beersheba. “We’re talking about an attack every moment.
“We have to constantly think about the upcoming threats. There’s the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’ which acts against Israel and we’re not sure who’s behind it.
Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav said in response: “We are not aware of any such attempt by Syria, but we do know that Haifa, as the north’s symbol, is a strategic target for our enemies and therefore we keep training and preparing for emergencies.
Full article: Report: Syria cyber attacked Haifa’s water system (Ynet News)