Believing that they were speaking to a legitimate Coinbase IT staff member, the employee logged into their workstation and began following the attacker's instructions.
The exploited databases contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of patients and healthcare workers, as well as administrative information such as blood donor records, ambulance records, vaccination records, caregiver records, login credentials, etc.
The defence establishment claims that the attack hit websites using the .GOV.IL domain, which is used for all government websites save for defence-related ones.
A major cyberattack occurred on Tuesday and caused long queues at gas stations across the country.
Bloomberg reported on Thursday that hackers breached the UN's computer networks earlier this year and obtained a trove of data that could be used to target agencies.
The attack came a day after chaos took over train stations across the country due to a cyberattack targeting the computer systems of the country's national railway company, reports Xinhua news agency.
Nine federal agencies and about 100 private sector companies were compromised as a result of the SolarWinds hack.