Israeli Police Realize that their Computer System is Infected by Malware
The Israeli police were informed that a piece of malware was detected on October 25, 2012 (Thursday) , due to which the agent urgently call the officers to disconnect their computers from the internet, reported softpedia.com dated October 26, 2012.
The employees were advised not to open any strange emails, and to report any such instance to the defense department.
Also, they are suggested not put any removable media drives. The main concern was that the virus could leak sensitive information back to its masterminds.
A flood of e-mails were sent to the press by many police sub-district spokespeople soon thereafter, claiming that "because of computer break down in the computer systems of national police," they won't be capable to send out messages, and that if correspondents or anyone else would like to get in touch with them, it must be done through phone or fax.
The investigators were gazing at the prospect of someone breaking into the computer system. They were assuring how to decide how far the break-in attained and if it held any type of extensive scale cyber-attack or a virus that approved to only a number of computers, concluded a National Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, as per the news published by Jerusalem Post on October 25, 2012.
He claimed that it was unknot clear if the virus was manufactured by an individual or an organized group, and too early to notify if it comes from Iran or some other country in abroad.
Till Thursday (October 25, 2012) evening, the infiltrate had not exaggerated the internal police database and networks. According to Rosenfeld, adding that all police internal tracking system was still working as usual.
First reports disclosed that Israel's security Agency, the Shin Bet, issued a warning, informing police of an effort to place a virus on their networks. However, the agency denied knowledge of the threat.
In the meantime, the public security Ministry came forward to the state that the ministry's computer system were not affected in any way by the incident.
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