In recent days, it became known that following a widespread cyberattack on the trading and storage company Signeture-it, information from many trading companies was leaked and their websites were disabled. The hacker group responsible for the attack claims to have information about other large companies as well as government ministries.
The event comes against the backdrop of the month of November, known as World Operations Month, when in Israel it is also marked under "Shopping IL". This year, following the "Iron Swords" war, Shopping Month is marked by support for local businesses and businesses from the envelope, which was significantly damaged in the war.
Among the companies whose websites were shut down following the cyberattack (some temporarily and some still inactive) are Home Center, Kravitz, IKEA's delivery site Shefa Online, Carter's, the Nature and Parks Authority's subscription site, and the State Archives website (which is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister's Office).
It was also learned that the hacker group responsible for the attack on Signeture-it is threatening to continue leaking databases of companies and other entities in its possession, including government ministries such as the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Innovation Authority, the government payment system, and commercial and technological companies, including Nvidia, Philip Morris, Unilever, IKEA, Strauss, Osem, Toyota Israel, Coca-Cola and more.
Kravitz website shut down following cyberattack, photo: screenshot from the company's website
At the same time, a few days ago it became known that the website and systems of the Israeli airline Israir had also been hacked and that information had been stolen from the company. At this time, it remains unclear whether the information includes personal or sensitive passenger information. Israir said in response that they are aware of the matter, admit that there was indeed a break-in and are examining the consequences at this stage.
The announcement on the National Archives website following the cyberattack, photo: screenshot from the website
The National Cyber Directorate said in response: "The Directorate received a report from Signature-IT, which provides solutions for online shopping and web hosting services, about a cyberattack on the company's servers. The attack mainly affects about 40 informative websites hosted by this company, most of which are from the online shopping sector, according to the company."
"In addition, a number of government ministries purchased a service from this company to build a side website where the information appearing in them is public and accessible to the public. Apart from the State Archives website, which is currently unavailable, the other websites of the main government ministries are constantly available to the public, and the company that was attacked does not store sensitive information about citizens or other significant information on their behalf. The company also emphasized that its servers do not store credit card numbers. The division continues to accompany and assist the company and has issued instructions and attack identifications to similar companies."
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