DDoS attack takes Israeli government websites down

Several government websites in Israel – including the websites of the ministries of interior, defence, and justice – were unavailable for over an hour on 14 March. The incident was caused by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against a communications provider, according to the country’s National Cyber Directorate. Access to the affected websites was restored later in the day.

No statements were made regarding attribution of the attack, although some media sources pointed to a possible Iranian involvement.