Israeli Government Sites Crash Day After Report on Flame Virus (PHOTO)
The websites of Israel’s Ministry of Finance, defense forces, police, main intelligence service, and prime minister’s office were all unavailable Wednesday morning, a day after the Washington Post published a report claiming that U.S. and Israeli officials created a computer virus known as Flame as a prelude to “cyber sabotage” attacks on Iran.
An internet service provider with links to the Israeli government posted a voice message noting that they’re aware of the issue, according to the business site Globes.
“There is currently a problem with the forms, payments, tracking services, and a number of other sites. We are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.”
Globes quoted a senior Israeli government official as saying that Wednesday’s issue was “nothing more than a breakdown on one of the servers”.
When asked how 7 government websites could crash at the same time, the official was hard pressed to provide a detailed answer.
“I don’t know what to tell you at this moment.”