The Chief Rabbinate offices were hacked. The reason : Unawareness

Unawareness is probably one of the top reasons of why hackers succeed in hacking computers. The same thing happened to the Chief Rabbinate office in Israel.

One of the employees used her private Gmail account on the office computer. The employee said that she clicked on a link that was sent to her by an unknown person and then the attacker kidnapped the office computers. The attacker demanded thousands of bitcoins, but the cyber unit of the office declined the demand after they realized that all the data had a backup.

This incident resulted in minor damage to the Chief Rabbinate office, but for others it can end badly with the loss of data and money.

Using private accounts on enterprise computers can be fatal.


Roy Shpitalnik

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  • MePiikan LzBolaz

    Society has become too accustomed to sharing information and things found throughout the Internet. This is an enormous issue when you bring your personal life into the workspace. This hack is a tiny one compared to past and future ones that we will hear about.

    • Roy shpitalnik

      Of course. This office can feel lucky for the minor damage. But next time it can be much more fatal. This is Government office with lots of data of citizens.

  • Dave Matthews

    I think “unawareness” might be too kind… Stupid fits a little more accurately methinks.

  • This just keeps happening. Why aren’t companies taking the time to train their employees about cybersecurity?