Israel’s Electricity Authority experienced a massive cyber attack that officials are still working to repel. “The virus was already identified and the right software was already prepared to neutralize it”, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told attendees of a computer security conference in Tel Aviv, according to this article published Tuesday by The Times of Israel.
This severe attack was detected on Monday as temperatures in Jerusalem dipped to below freezing creating two days of record-breaking electricity consumption of of 12,610 Megawatts. Some of its computer systems had been shut down for two days in response to the attack.
“We’d to paralyze many of the computers of the Israeli Electricity Authority. We are handling the situation and I hope that soon, this very serious event will be over…but as of now, computer systems are still not working as they should”,concluded Steinitz.
The suspects behind the attack has not yet been found.The problem has not yet been solved but computer technicians are still work on it to fix it.