Jewish Agency website hacked

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Jewish Agency’s website was attacked by unknown hackers.

The wave of attacks began Sept. 7 and continued through the weekend, the organization said in a statement released Tuesday.

The attacks, which made the website temporarily unavailable for short times, came from across the globe, including Russia, Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Austria, according to the Jewish Agency.

With concerns that stored data could be affected, the agency’s chief information officer, Dov Yahav, shut down the site on Saturday to external users. It returned to normal operation the following day following security upgrades.
 

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