May 25, 2020
Channel 12 News military and security correspondent Nir Dvori reported Monday that attempts have been made to sabotage Israel's ability to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus in the form of a cyber attack against the Israeli research institutes that are trying and trying to produce drugs to treat the disease as well as a vaccine.
This is not an attempt to steal information or intelligence, but to attack and sabotage efforts to combat the coronavirus. No damage was done to the research institutes as a result of the attacks.
Initial speculation has blamed Iran for the cyber-attack.
Israel and Iran have engaged in a cyber-war recently Last month, Iran was reportedly behind a cyber-attack on Israel's water infrastructure. Israel reportedly retaliated by launching a cyber-attack against on the Shahid Rajee terminal at the Bandar Abbas port in Iran.