‘It’s Not About Money’: Destructive Cyberattack Proves Israel Lacks One Key Thing

Massive attacks by possible state actors masquerading as petty criminals are increasingly an issue in digital warfare – and Israel doesn’t appear to have a policy to combat it

Omer Benjakob
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At first, it looked like a classic attempt at digital extortion: A private insurance company targeted and its data stolen due to a stupid mistake. After teasing out tidbits of the stolen “goods” online, the cyberthieves then demanded a ransom – just shy of $1 million in bitcoin (the preferred currency for online criminals).

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