back to article 'Critical' Israel power grid attack was just boring ransomware

The SANS Institute has moved to quell reports that Israel's energy grid has been hit by malware, revealing instead that the attacks were ransomware infecting the nation's utility regulatory authority. Reports emerged after energy minister Dr Yuval Steinitz said a "severe" attack had hit the authority in what he reportedly …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    And in three,,,,two...one

    "Reports emerged after energy minister Dr Yuval Steinitz said a "severe" attack had hit the authority"

    And cue a knee jerk reaction resulting on an innocent bunch of people (the masses) being shit on from a great height.

  2. Mike_R

    He's only a politician

    ...and therefore does not have to have a clue as to what he is saying

    Unfortunately.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Linux

    Ransomware infected the machines

    Technically speaking, how did this ransomware get onto the computers in the first place?

    1. Alien8n

      Re: Ransomware infected the machines

      Not sure if the story's been re-written, but:

      "...new reporting shows that the cyber attack was simply ransomware delivered via phishing emails to the regulatory body's office network, and it appears it in no way endangered any infrastructure."

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    In other words...

    Idiot clicks on 'fuck me' link.

    Not really news.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: In other words...

      I thought the link actually was: "fuck me and anyone else that's on the same network/servers"?

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