Last Monday, Israel was under a severe cyber attack, according to an article from Tech insider. The virus had been detected in the energy sector and the suspects are still unknown. They had to paralyze tons of computers of the Israeli Electricity Authority.
Apparently the Electricity Authority had received the virus over email and this type of hack was considered “ransomware.” Ransomware is software that prevents access from the computer system until the ransom is paid. These types of cyber attacks are very common and have been increasing every year. This kind of malware mainly results in catastrophic consequences.