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[ISN] Attempted Cyber-Attack on Bank Hapoalim
By Gavriel Queenann
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
"There was a very big fuss", the source told the newspaper.
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