Israeli govt websites briefly downed by power outage

Jan 09, 2014

Israeli government websites were briefly downed on Thursday by a power cut at a server facility, a finance ministry official told AFP.

Boaz Stembler, a spokesman for the ministry which is responsible for web services, did not say how long the stoppage lasted but that power was restored by 3:45pm (1345 GMT).

He denied the outage was the result of hacking.

"There was an which has been repaired," he said, adding that the sites would be back online soon.

News website Ynet said that public government and military sites were affected by the , which occurred at the facility housing their servers.

Israeli politicians and security officials often warn of the dangers of hacking and say they have thwarted numerous attempted attacks.

Explore further: Facebook tuning mobile search at social network

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Israel denies cyber attack on defence websites

Nov 07, 2011

The websites of Israel's military, Mossad and the Shin Bet intelligence services were back online on Monday after being unavailable the previous day due to what officials said was a "server crash."

Hackers down hundreds of Israeli sites over Gaza

Nov 17, 2012

Online activist group Anonymous said on Saturday it had downed the websites of dozens of Israeli state agencies and a top bank in protest over the Jewish state's deadly air assault on Gaza.

Recommended for you

Ecuador heralds 'digital currency' plans

9 hours ago

Ecuador is planning to create the world's first government-issued digital currency, which some analysts believe could be a first step toward abandoning the country's existing currency, the U.S. dollar, which ...

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

9 hours ago

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web

23 hours ago

The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet.

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

Aug 26, 2014

People on Facebook and Twitter say they are less likely to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline, according to a surprising new survey by the Pew Research Center.

User comments : 0