Hackers target Israel’s railway system

A focused cyber security center starts working


Israel has developed a cyber security center to protect its railway system, financial newspaper Calcalist reported Monday.

The security center is created by Rafael, an Israeli government-owned defense technology company.

The company will provide Israel Railways corporation with a cyber security operations center (CSOC) located in the city of Lod in central Israel.

The CSOC, worth 30 million new shekels (8.25 million U.S. dollars), will be operated by Israel Railways’ cyber unit.

According to data of the country’s rail authorities, about 10 million attempts to penetrate the train network are blocked each month, including some aimed at collecting vital information, and inserting viruses and malware.

The CSOC will help monitor, control and protect the railway systems, as well as detect electronic penetration and attack attempts targeting the company.

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