(July 19, 2022 / JNS) A pro-Iran hacking group known as “Al-Tahra” attacked the Israeli Health Ministry website, reported Channel 12.
Following Sunday’s incident, the website was not accessible to people from numerous countries, although by Tuesday the page appeared to be fully restored.
The hacking group released a statement on Telegram claiming that the attack was a response to Israeli airstrikes in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and Jerusalem’s “prevention of medicine shipments” to the Palestinian coastal enclave.
“You are at the heart of the economic siege on Iran and preventing the arrival of treatments and vaccines against [COVID-19], killing thousands of people,” the hackers said in reference to the Jewish state.
Israel enables regular deliveries to Gaza of medicines and related equipment, as well as other humanitarian products, via trucks that pass through the Kerem Shalom border crossing.
According to Channel 12, Sunday’s cyber attack did not pose a risk of information theft or encryption of content.
In recent weeks, the same hacking group targeted the websites of Israeli defense company Rafael and the Jerusalem Municipality.
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