Jan 22, 2022

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The Hillel Yaffe Hospital in Hadera was the victim of a cyberattack on Wednesday. Although the severity of the attack is still unknown, patients who could no longer be treated at the medical center were evacuated to Laniado hospital in nearby Netanya reports 0404.

The transfer is being facilitated by Magen David Adom (MDA).

Although the course of the cyber attack is unknown, an investigation carried out by the American cybersecurity firm FireEye in cooperation with the Israeli military in August looked into a large-scale cyberattack targeting the Israeli government, technology companies, and telecommunication firms revealed that the culprits posed as Iranian operatives but were most probably Chinese.

In a report published this week, FireEye security investigators referred to the hackers as UNC215. The investigators listed their suspicions focusing on China while noting that there is insufficient evidence to link the espionage group to the Chinese state. The company’s threat analysts suspected China as the targets “are of great interest to Beijing’s financial, diplomatic, and strategic objectives”. These targets overlap with those of other Chinese hacking groups, which do not always coincide with the interests of known Iranian hackers.