Central Banking

Hackers sabotage Bank of Israel website

Computer hackers forced the temporary closure of the Bank of Israel's website late last week.

The hackers were able to post a series of anti-Israeli messages on the central bank's website on the night of Thursday 24 April. The messages appeared automatically when visitors opened the website.

A spokesperson for the central bank told Central Bank News that the reparations to the website resulted in its temporary closure the following morning.

Local media reports suggest that this was the first t