Who's Behind This Week’s Massive Cyberattack – and Why Israel Should Worry

Amateurs or a foreign state? Cyber-criminals or hacktivists? Here’s everything you need to know about the ‘anti-Israel’ cyberattack on Shirbit insurance

Amitai Ziv
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Update: Israeli firm recovers systems after massive cyber attack

What’s the story?

Israel’s Shirbit insurance company is still in the midst of a severe and rare cyberattack. We learned about it on December 1 from an official statement revealing a “data breach event at Shirbit” issued jointly by the Israel National Cyber Directorate and the Finance Ministry’s Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority, which supervises insurance companies. Just the fact such a joint announcement was even made is highly unusual in its own right.