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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Israel - Fearing Cyber-Attack, Police Disconnect from Internet

The Israel Police fear a possible virus attack on their national computer system, and have ordered officers to be extra careful using any police computers or software. Officers were ordered to disconnect computers from civilian networks.

In addition, all police district spokesperson’s offices have gone offline and are not sending or responding to emails at the moment. Internal police networks were still online.

Police investigators were looking at the possibility that someone broke into the police computer system. They were trying to determine how far the break-in reaches and if it entails some sort of wide-scale cyber-attack or a virus that was passed onto only a few computers, National Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld explained.

Police were ordered not to use external hard drives or disks-on-key.  

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