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Cyber Threat: Severe cyber-attack on Israel’s Electricity Authority by unidentified hackers. Virus identified and thwarted.

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Israel’s Electricity Authority had been attacked by unidentified hackers in a “severe cyber-attack” by unidentified hackers.

Israel’s Electricity Authority had been attacked by unidentified hackers in a “severe cyber-attack” by unidentified hackers.

This has been revealed by National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Minister of Isreal Yuval Steinitz on Tuesday. Steinitz was speaking at two day CyberTech 2016 Conference in Tel Aviv. Hundreds of international delegations were attending the CyberTech 2016 Conference.

“Yesterday we identified one of the largest cyber-attacks that we have experienced,” Steinitz said at the CyberTech 2016 conference at the Tel Aviv Trade Fair and Convention Center.

Attack has been thwarted by the Israel’s Electricity Authority with the help of National Cyber Bureau of Isreal.

Energy Minister Steinitz says Israeli electric authority succeeded in mitigating attack by shutting down systems to prevent virus from spreading.

Affected systems has been shut down for two days to prevent virus from spreading.

“The virus was already identified and the right software was already prepared to neutralize it. We had to paralyze many of the computers of the Israeli electricity authorities. We are handling the situation and I hope that soon, this very serious event will be over” Isreal Yuval Steinitz

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Living Social Hacked – 50 millions users affected by the cyber attack

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50 millions users affected by the cyber attack.Customer credit card and stores merchants’ financial and banking information was not affected or accessed in the cyber-attack.

Living Social has been hacked. Usernames, encrypted Passwords, Birthdates of 50 million users has been accessed by the hackers. This has been revealed in an email sent to employees by CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy.

All of Living Social’s countries across the world appear to have been affected, except in Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and the Korea.

There is some good news for living social that customer credit card and stores merchants’ financial and banking information was not affected or accessed in the cyber-attack. Living Social is a daily deals site partially owned by Amazon. Amazon owns 29 percent of the company.

Users impacted by this attack have been informed via email with proper explanation. User’s are requested to change password immediately.

Living Social is actively working with law enforcement to investigate this issue.