Pro-Iranian hackers target Israeli Health Ministry website

A pro-Iran hacking group known as ‘Al-Tahra’ has attacked the website of Israel’s Health Ministry, reports Channel 12.

Following Sunday’s incident, the website was not accessible to people in many countries, although on Tuesday the page appeared to be fully restored.

The hacking group released a statement on Telegram claiming the attack was a response to Israeli airstrikes in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and the “prevention of medicine deliveries” by Jerusalem to the Palestinian coastal enclave.

“You are at the heart of Iran’s economic siege and preventing the arrival of treatments and vaccines against [COVID-19]killing thousands,” the hackers said in reference to the Jewish state.

Israel allows regular deliveries to Gaza of medicine and related materials, as well as other humanitarian goods, via trucks that pass through the Kerem Shalom border crossing.

According Channel 12Sunday’s cyberattack did not pose a risk of information theft or content encryption.

In recent weeks, the same hacking group has targeted the websites of the Israeli Defense Company Rafael and the Jerusalem Municipality.

Maria J. Book