Iranian Hackers Attempt to Disrupt Israel Power System

Event Year: 2003 Reliability: Likely But Unconfirmed
Country: Israel
Industry Type: Power and Utilities

We have little information on this incident. According the the press report, Iranian hackers attempted to break into the Israel Electric Corporation’s computers and disrupt the power supply in Israel several times in recent months. The Iranians, some of whom may be university students, tried to damage the computer infrastructures operating Israel’s power stations. They sent viruses and attempted to overload the servers in a “denial of service” attack.

Israel Electric Corp. spokesman Dedi Golan said the company is not releasing any information
on the matter and that all the information is being transferred to the authorized bodies.


The Israel Electric Corp. managed to identify the hacking attempts and foiled them without any damage to the power systems. (#1)