Israeli General: Iran's Hacking Ability Improving

(Reuters) Ari Rabinovitch - The Israeli military faces thousands of cyber attacks a day and many are orchestrated by Iran whose hacking capabilities are improving, the Israeli general in charge of network security said. Maj.-Gen. Nadav Padan, who heads the IDF command, control, computer, communications and intelligence (C4I) plus cyber division, said Iran has mounted attacks on Israel with the help of proxies like Hizbullah. "They are not the state of the art, they are not the strongest superpower in the cyber dimension, but they are getting better and better," Padan said. A report published by security firm FireEye said that hackers likely linked to Iran's government are behind attacks on Saudi and other Western aerospace and petrochemical firms. President Trump has accused Iran of cyberattacks against U.S. "critical infrastructure, financial system, and military."

2017-11-01 00:00:00

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