A group of hackers have succeeded in penetrating the computer system of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel on Thursday, 27 Shevat. According to the report, the hackers were demanding a ransom of thousands of bitcoins to release the computers. The hacker attack includes the computers of the entire system as well as the offices of the Chief Rabbis of Israel; Rabbi Dovid Lau Shlita and Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef Shlita.
Members of the Ministry of Religious Services computer support and cyber experts were summoned. The experts report that they managed to restore all the date and the computers are now operating as they were prior to the attack.
As a result of the attack, delays in the Chief Rabbinate’s computer system were reported on Thursday.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)