Israeli police ordered offline over cyber attack fear
Jerusalem's national police station
Israeli police officers have been ordered to disconnect their computers from the internet following fears of a possible attack on their computer system.
Following an intelligence tip-off indicating that a virus attack would be carried out using a CD or USB stick, an order was issued at 10.30 this morning to avoid inserting any hardware into computers, and all computers were taken offline.
The Jerusalem Post said: “National Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police investigators are looking at the possibility that someone broke into the national computer system and are trying to determine how far the break-in reaches and if it entails some sort of widescale cyber-attack or a virus that was passed onto only a few computers