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Israel: cyberattacks against apartheid state increase

January 12, 2022 at 10:40 am

A man on his laptop on 5 August 2018 [Liam Carlier/Flickr]

Hackers targeted Israel in 2021 at twice the international rate of cyberattacks, the Jerusalem Post reported today. According to Israeli cybersecurity provider Checkpoint, hackers targeted Israel more frequently than France, Japan, the United States and Germany.

Cyberattacks directed towards the occupation state grew by 92 per cent from 2020 to 2021, while they increased by roughly 50 per cent internationally.

Checkpoint reviewed data from across sixteen industries and nearly 100 countries. It noted that the most affected was the education sector, followed by the military, communications companies and internet service providers.

The largest increase in attacks targeted software vendors. They suffered a staggering 146 per cent increase in cyberattacks.

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