by Micah Halpern
I've Been Thinking:
Israeli hospitals were recently hit by a cyber attack. It was originally thought that eight Israeli hospitals were targeted but the prime ministerâ€™s office has reported that actually, only two hospitals were affected.
The names of those two hospitals have yet to be made public. Everyone involved has clearly confirmed that there has been no security risk and that the hospitals were only briefly affected. Hospital computers were quickly treated and further protected.
This attack was not connected to the massive attack which took place the day before. The GoldenEye virus, aka Petya, hit ports all around the world including Mumbai and Los Angeles. The virus attacked and disabled thousands of computers even hitting a chocolate factory in Australia.
GoldenEye is a ransomware improvement of the Petya ransomware virus. It originated in Ukraine.
The virus that hit Israel was not a ransomware which is when the computer is taken over and you need to pay to get control back of your own computers.
This was an invasion to see and disrupt.
Israel says that no damage was done and all the computers that were attacked are now protected and back up and running.
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