Israel has foiled dozens of cyber attacks by Iran over last year, IDF says

The IDF’s network, said to be the largest in the Middle East, is constantly being threatened, and the military has identified an increase of 70% in hostile activity in recent years. Though the majority of attacks were identified and thwarted ahead of time, the significant increase in attempts worries the IDF.

“In the past year, the IDF thwarted dozens of attempts by Iran to carry out cyberattacks,” said a senior IDF official on Wednesday. “The IDF and the defense community have developed groundbreaking capabilities to defend against our enemies.”

Iran has placed Israel as a top priority target in the cyber sphere – of more than 20 different cyber units, 10 specifically operate against Israel. Tehran invests many resources in developing offensive cyber power to use for various purposes.

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Source: The Jerusalem Post