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Thanks to the vigilance of the security guards: an attempt to break into the computers at Shaare Zedek Hospital was prevented | Israel Hayom

2022-12-05T14:27:04.166Z

The medical center in Jerusalem was called by a person pretending to be a representative of the National Cyber ​​Headquarters and asked for different passwords • The attempt failed after the telephones in the switchboard refused to transfer sensitive information over the phone



At the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, phishing was prevented today (attempted) after a person posing as a representative of the National Cyber ​​Headquarters called the hospital and asked for different passwords.

The attempt failed thanks to the alertness of the operators who refused to give passwords over the phone. 

Call center (illustration), photo: Dodo Greenspan

social engineering

The method used by the impostor is known and is based on "social engineering".

That is, performing psychological manipulation on the victim through an appeal to him which apparently seems legitimate and reliable.

These types of requests will often contain an urgent or enticing request, in order to motivate the victim to act quickly. 

Also, transferring details to attackers could lead to hacking into the corporate network, encrypting files and systems, destroying information and causing great damage to the companies and organizations that are attacked.

Following the incident, the Ministry of Health issued a warning to all hospitals in Israel. 

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Source: israelhayom

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