by Andrew Friedman
The National Cyber Authority (NCA) said Wednesday that civil defense authorities have blocked a massive cyber attack on Israeli businesses and infrastructure in recent days.
The statement said the attacker posed online as a legitimate organization that sends emails in the name of the organization while simultaneously trying to attack about 210 other organizations, government ministries, public bodies, and private individuals.
At the same time, the attacker falsified “security certificates” in the name of these companies.
In response to the attack, the NCA said it will publish instructions for individuals, businesses, and government offices to protect themselves against technology attacks.
In addition, the NCA is taking further action to include publishing recommendations for the private sector which will be available on the NCA’s home page.