Cyberattacks Targeted World Leaders’ Planes When They Arrived In Israel For World Holocaust Forum Written 28 January 2020


Air Force Two carrying U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives at Rome's Ciampino airport, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 | Associated Press

The Times of Israel reports that during last week’s World Holocaust Forum, Israel’s “cyber defense system fended off hundreds of cyberattacks targeting the country’s international airport and the planes of” world leaders attending the event. Officials from the Airports Authority Cyber Division indicated “that at least 800 distinct cyberattacks targeted Israeli aviation on Thursday while world leaders, including US Vice President Mike Pence and Russian President Vladimir Putin, were landing in the country.” The officials asserted that “all the attacks were successfully beaten back” and that the “attackers came from Iran, China, North Korea, Russia, and Poland.”
Full Story (Times of Israel)