Israel Most Cyber-Attacked Country in the World

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cyber-attackIsrael Electric Corporation (IEC) suffers between 10,000 and 20,000 cyber-attacks every day, Yiftach Ron-Tal, chairman of the IEC board revealed.

Speaking at the annual cyber summit hosted by the Israel Institute for National Security Studies, Ron-Tal said that “a cyber-war is a prolonged one and unlike a single tactical strike, it’s far more dangerous and may take longer to recover from.”

The IEC chair explained that Israel recognized hacking attempts via viruses, false passwords, etc. “We can also easily detect the source of the strike, but we can’t necessarily pinpoint it to an exact location,” he noted.

According to the Israeli official, “the five main source-locations for attempted hacks into Israel’s power grid are the United States, China, Russia, South Korea and Israel.”

“The number of hacking attempts from Iran is relatively about 100-200 a week,” he added.

On Hizbullah’s recent threats to attack the sensitive electrical grid in case of Israeli action against Lebanon, Ron-Tal warned that “the online grid is under serious threat.”

Israel suffers about one thousand attacks every minute of every day of every week.

“IEC’s management is based on internet technology, with only two major networks – an operational one and an administrative one,” he stated.

Former Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin also spoke at the conference.

“The cyber world is like the next Pearl Harbor and even like a nuclear bomb,” he warned. “Because it’s so complex and so impalpable, you can also refer to it as a kind of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

“We have no history to reference, and no one that knows the subject with any real depth,” he said.

According to Yadlin, “We speak openly about cyber defenses, but there are two other issues – cyber warfare and cyber espionage – which are not discussed openly.”

source: AHLUL BAYT

{ Israel News Bureau}}


  1. Nowhere in this article is there any quantitative comparison with other countries, especially the US. Such a comparison is in fact impossible, since data on cyber attacks on the US are highly classified.

    Suffice it to say that cyber attacks on Israel pale into insignificance compared to those on the US.

  2. AlbertEinstein, how did you figure out that “cyber attacks on Israel pale into insignificance compared to those on the US” when you wrote in the earlier paragraph that “data on cyber attacks on the US are highly classified”? Either you don’t know what you’re talking about and as such you’re a liar, or your name should be Sherlock Holmes.

  3. You are a strange fellow, Albert Einstein! You made an empiric statement in your first sentence – only to immediately contradict that in the opening clause of your second.

    You might be called “Albert”, but an Einstein you are definitely not!


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