The online site of Israel’s Ministry of Health came under a cyberattack on Sunday, the latest of a series of attacks on crucial infrastructure in the country.
The attack was a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), a malicious attempt to disrupt the normal traffic of a targeted server, service, or network by overwhelming the target or its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of Internet traffic, making it difficult or impossible to access the website.
The Ministry’s cyber and computer system blocked access from abroad, thus returning the site to normal operation in Israel. The Ministry’s databases were not compromised and personal details were not accessed.
After several hours, the website returned to full activity, the Ministry updated Monday.