At the weekly Cabinet meeting on the morning of 14 may, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that the vital infrastructure of the country has not suffered as a result of global hacker attacks.
The head of government noted that this information is relevant only at the time of its report. He did not rule out that the situation may change for the worse, despite the efforts of specialists.
«Damage minimal at this point, but that may change. A few years ago, knowing what danger in such an attack, we have created a cyber defense system», — said the head of government.
«I appeal to ordinary users and companies strictly follow the guidelines of the office for cyber security. In the future we expect new challenges, and we will have to invest more resources in protecting the security of Israel, as in the military and in the civilian sector», — said the head of government.
The office for cyber security said that there is information that the virus has blocked multiple private users. There were also attacks on the network of several companies and government agencies, but all these attacks were successfully repulsed.