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National Insurance website briefly downed in cyberattack; no data accessed

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Israel’s National Insurance Institute said Wednesday that its website had been hacked, causing it to go offline for several hours.

The social security agency said the attack was focused on loading information onto the site to shut it down, known as a denial-of-service attack, and not on accessing databases or information.

The situation was handled by the organization’s cyber and computer personnel, bringing the site back online after around two hours, a statement said

The agency later added that it had blocked access to the site from abroad, which was apparently the source of the attack.

Services for the general public at the agency’s offices continued as usual amid the attack.

In October, the National Cyber Directorate issued a general warning to Israeli businesses to be........

© The Times of Israel

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