Report: Large-scale cyber-attack against Israeli companies

Today, the Israeli National Cyber Security Authority published a warning against phishing attacks, most of which are directed as senior management of Israeli companies. The extend of the damage is still unknown.
Illustration Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Wednesday), the Israeli National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) warned of a phishing attack directed at the senior management of Israel’s top companies. The goal of the attack is to steal information from the companies.

The attack consists of an email that is sent with a link to a fake website, where the victim is prompted to enter email account login information. The first phase of the attack targets the senior management. After that, an email is sent to the entire mailing list with a finance-related title such as “approved invoice” or “transfer of funds.”

Photo credit: PIXABAY/ Channel 2 News

At this stage, the extent of the damage is unknown but Israeli companies are under constant attacks. According to the instructions, employees should look for suspicious signs. These could include strange requests to send personal information or poor use of language and grammar.



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