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[ISN] Attempted Cyber-Attack on Bank Hapoalim


By Gavriel Queenann
Arutz Sheva

Israel's Bank Hapoalim reported an attempted cyber-attack from Iran on their systems on Thursday. Bank officials said the attack was foiled by extant security measures and that the hackers failed in their mission.

Meanwhile, Yisrael Hayom reported that The Bank of Israel convened an emergency meeting last night with representatives from Israel's banks to discuss ways to defend against cyber-attacks.

Security officials traced the Bank Hapoalim attack from servers in Iran, but noted the Iranian server farm could have simply served as a proxy for hackers elsewhere allowing them to hide their tracks.

An involved source said hackers tried to plant a virus trying to obtain user information such as addresses, biographical data, and email addresses. After that security officials informed Bank of Israel of the attack.

"There was a very big fuss", the source told the newspaper.


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