[ISN] Shin Bet allows sneak peek at new cyber warfare unit

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 03:27:15 -0600 (CST)
Forwarded from: Simon Taplin <simon (at) simontaplin.net>


By Ronen Bergman

Iran is actively trying to hack Israel's critical online systems, the 
head of the Shin Bet's new SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) unit told 
Yedioth Ahronoth in an exclusive interview.

The Israel Security Agency officials said that aside from the hundreds 
of thousands of low-grade cyber attacks by Islamist hackers, who try to 
breach Israel's cyber infrastructure on a daily basis, the past three 
years have seen a "single-digit number" of high-grade attacks.

"High-grade attacks" are highly sophisticated cyber-assaults which 
usually indicate government-level involvement; and target critical 

When these attempted cyber attacks were detected, the Shin Bet's teams 
were called to immediately see to the targeted servers.


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