Authorities Suspect Cyber Attack Behind False Rocket Sirens in Israel

Authorities in Israeli cities were alarmed after prolonged siren alerts on Sunday evening and some believe it is the work of Iranian hackers.

False rocket warning sirens were heard in the Israeli cities Jerusalem and Eilat on Sunday evening (June 18th). According to the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), the sirens were triggered by a cyberattack possibly launched by Iranian hackers.

Speculations are rife that Iran is behind the attack, and cybersecurity experts claim that the Iranian government may also be involved. 

The sirens were heard across numerous neighborhoods in Jerusalem, including Beit Hakerem and Katamon, and the scenario continued for about an hour. For your information, these sirens are used to alert the public about a rocket attack.

Israeli Government’s Response

As per the Israeli government, it is still premature to ascertain whether Iran has any involvement in this incident. Furthermore, diplomatic sources claim that the attack isn’t as significant as it appears.

Downplaying its significance, the source stated that Israel is frequently the target of cyber activities and that the state has devised “multi-year plans” for developing robust cyber protection in cooperation with other countries.

“The headlines exaggerated about the sirens yesterday,” Israel opines.

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