Israel could be target of imminent cyberattack, PM’s office warns

National Cyber Authority instructs government agencies, security officials to prepare for ‘any possible scenario’

Israel could be the target of a wide-scale cyberattack, the National Cyber Authority in the Prime Minister’s Office warned Thursday.

Government ministries and security agencies were alerted to look for any changes in their computer systems, and security officials were instructed to prepare for “any possible scenario,” the Israeli daily Haaretz reported. Continue reading

FBI Warns U.S. Companies of Cyber Terror

The FBI is warning U.S. companies that cyber terrorists from the Middle East and North Africa are planning to conduct cyber attacks against Israeli and Jewish interests next week.

The Bureau stated in a security notice to U.S. industry on Sunday that, as of early March, “several extremist hacking groups indicated they would participate in a forthcoming operation, #OpIsrael, which will target Israeli and Jewish Web sites.” Continue reading