After cybersecurity attack, Israel reconsiders its tender with Shirbit insurance company
Shirbit is one of the leading vehicle insurance companies for government employees, but after its system was hacked and personal information made public, Israel is reconsidering renewing the contract
Shirbit is one of the leading car insurance agencies of government employees, their families, and retired public service personnel. The company was awarded in the past several government tenders to insure employees' vehicles. In the last tender for 2021, Calcalist was notified that of the Shirbit and Harel insurance companies, the former is believed to insure a total worth of NIS 36,000 ($11,000).
Yesterday, Yossi Itzkowitz, Senior Deputy Accountant General, sent an email to all government accountants that read: “The data breach at Shirbit is being investigated and is under strict supervision from the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority and the National Cyber Directorate. The Tenders’ Committee in the Accountant General Division is consistently following the developments on this topic. At this stage, we are awaiting to see the findings of the investigation from the responsible authorities, and the Capital Market Authority’s guidelines, whatever they may be. In light of the events, and in accordance with developments, we will provide updates over the following days in regards to continuing operations with the Shirbit company.”