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Netanyahu: Israel faces more cyberattacks

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The threats facing Israel these days come not only from Gaza rockets, unrest in the Sinai and Iran’s nuclear development, but from virtual sources, as well.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at his cabinet meeting Oct. 14 that there are “increasing attempts to carry out cyberattacks on computer infrastructures in the State of Israel.”

“Every day there are attempts, even many attempts, to infiltrate Israel’s computer systems,” he said, according to Globes.

Netanyahu said Israel’s National Cyber Bureau is working to establish a digital counterpart to the Iron Dome missile defense system — which Netanyahu called a “digital Iron Dome” — to defend the Jewish state against cyberterrorism. — jns.org


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