August 18, 2015 | Quote

Report: Cyberattacks on Israel from Iran, Hamas Have Increased in Past Year

Cyber-attacks perpetrated by Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah against Israeli government and military bodies have gotten more sophisticated in the past year, an IDF major stated in an interview Thursday with David Shamah, the technology reporter for The Times of Israel. The major insisted on anonymity for security reasons. 

In Iran Has Built an Army of Cyber-Proxies, which was published in the August 2015 of The Tower Magazine, Jordan Brunner documented how Iran has become a force in cyber-warfare and has raised the capabilities of its allies: 


Iran is adept at building terrorist and other illicit networks around the world. Its cyber-capabilities are no different. It uses the inexpensive method of training and collaborating with proxies in the art of cyber-war. It may also have collaborated with North Korea, which infamously attacked Sony in response to the film The Interview. It is possible that Iran assisted North Korea in developing the cyber-capability necessary to carry out the Sony hack. While acknowledging that there is no definite proof of this, Claudia Rosett of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies raised the question in The Tower earlier this year.

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