Netanyahu: Iran Behind Cyber Attacks on Israel


netanyahu1Iran is behind cyber attacks against Israel, including during this summer’s Gaza conflict, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu says.

During the war, Hamas, the terror group backed by Iran, fought Israel in cyber space by attempting to attack the country’s Internet infrastructure, Netanyahu said.

“There is an Iron Dome of cyber security that parallels the Iron Dome against the rockets. This allows us the operating space to continue fighting, to continue with daily life in Israel.”

He also noted: “ISIS [Islam State] and Hamas and al-Qaeda and al-Nusra and Boko Haram and Hizbullah, supported by Iran – they’re branches of the same poisonous tree.”

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. The recent wave of cyber-attacks on Israel are no doubt being orchestrated by Iran since Iran has boasted one of the most sophisticated cyber warfare capabilities ever since its nuclear facilities were hacked a decade ago. Iran has already been identified by the Pentagon and other intelligence services as a leader in recent attacks and intrusions into US and European databases for military contractors and government agencies, as well as testing the ability to hack into utility and infrastructure networks. Within the black hat hacking community, Iran’s programmers are already well known as capable and dedicated cyber warriors. The full scale attacks being mounted against Israel are merely a testing ground for Iran and its ally in Hamas to perfect its techniques before stepping up its efforts against the West. Taking them lightly would be a serious mistake.