Service Provider Website Used As Platform to Launch Attacks on Israeli Websites
Who: Nagich, McDonald’s Israel, Newspaper Makor Rishon, and business news site Calcalist to name a few
# of Accounts Breached: More than a million Israeli websites
What was affected:
When it happened: March 4, 2019
How it happened: A massive hacking attempt to infest more than a million Israeli websites with ransomware that would lock administrators out until they agreed to pay was thwarted over Shabbat, though many pages were defaced with “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.”
Outcome: Analysts say the purpose of the attack was to get thousands of Israelis to download ransomware, which would give the hackers the ability to block access to unprotected files and pages until administrators agree to pay to get back in.