Israel intelligence agencies run two cyber systems against Iran

Minister of Intelligence Yuval Steinitz reported Monday that Israel runs two cyber war systems against Iran – one for defense against Tehran’s constant assaults. Iranian hackers armed with Russian and Chinese technology and assisted by Tehran University academics, never let up on attacks for disrupting Israel’s energy and financial infrastructure. Steinitz said that Israel’s successful defense owes much to its security agencies, especially the Ram State Authority for Data Security and the Shin Beit. He did not elaborate on its offensive cyber operation, except to say it was the product of a conceptual change in the government’s strategic thinking and the recruitment of trained manpower. One of its known successes was the 2010 Stuxnet assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities, which foreign media attributed to Israeli and US intelligence

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