Despite hacking fiasco, Israeli government has gone back to conducting business with Shirbit
Even after the insurance company’s system was hacked, and government employees’ private data was leaked, the government has decided to renew its tender with Shirbit
Tomer Hadar | 16:15 13.12.2020
The hacking attack that penetrated Shirbit’s systems hasn’t deterred the State of Israel, who stated on Sunday that it will continue to entrust Shirbit with insuring the cars’ of government employees. After Calcalist exposed the hacking breach last week, in which hackers tried to blackmail the insurance company and leaked private details of thousands of government employees, this week the country decided to examine whether it will renew the tender with Shirbit - and notified on Wednesday that it will. The tender to insure government employees’ vehicles was one of the largest of its kind in the country,which covers 60,000 vehicles valued at NIS 300 million ($92) via Shirbit and Harel insurances, with each covering a different type of vehicle. The insurance tender will be renewed on Jan. 1, 2021.