Palestine hit by 'fiercest' cyber attack

Palestine

Published: 2017-08-06 10:19

Last Updated: 2017-08-06 10:19


A cyber attack over the last two days is targeting internet providers in Palestine. (File)
A cyber attack over the last two days is targeting internet providers in Palestine. (File)
Roya News Source

Internet access in the occupied Palestinian territory has been under the “fiercest” cyber attack since 2012, the Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology said on Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry said that a cyber attack over the last two days was targeting internet providers in Palestine, paralyzing the servers and slowing down access across to users across the Palestinian territory.

Additionally, Palestinian Authority computer's been targeted by cyber attacks coming from Europe and East Asia.

The statement went on to assure that governmental databases were protected and not under threat by the large-scale attack.

The ministry said that it had created a crisis management team working with internet providers and telecommunications company Paltel to try to control the attacks and that cyber security experts have been contacted to help contain the crisis.