Cyber Attack Causes Eight-Hour Traffic Jam

Last month, hackers were able to shut down Haifa's Carmel Tunnels toll road, a major thoroughfare in Israel's third-largest city, in two days of cyber attacks. The attacks should come as a warning for our increasingly automated infrastructure.
October 28, 2013, 12pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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"Hackers managed to infiltrate and shut down an enormous tunnel system in Israel last month, causing massive traffic jams for eight hours, according to the AP. Though their sources indicate that the attack didn't come from a state actor, this first strike opens up a whole new world of cyber warfare," writes Michael Ballaban.

"As the Carmel Tunnels are a main artery through the heart of the Israeli city of Haifa, an enormous amount of traffic ensued. Perhaps more alarming, the city had apparently planned to turn the massive tunnel system into a public shelter in case of emergency."

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Published on Sunday, October 27, 2013 in Jalopnik
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