Ransomware attack on Israeli users fails miserably due to coding error

    Date05 Mar 2019
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
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    Hackers launched a failed cyber-attack on Saturday in an attempt to infect millions of Israeli users with ransomware.

    The attack is believed to have been carried out by hackers operating out of Palestine, based on current evidence.

    The incident took place on Saturday, March 2, when hackers successfully poisoned DNS records forNagich, a web service that provides an accessibility (a11y) widget that's embedded on thousands of Israeli websites to provide access for persons with reading disabilities.

    The link for this article located at ZDNet is no longer available.

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