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Netanyahu warns of cyber war against Israel

May 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on 11 February 2017 [Facebook]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday of a cyber war against Israel as his cabinet addressed the computer hacking attack which affected 100 countries around the world last week, has reported.

Netanyahu called for Israelis to be cautious when dealing with this kind of threat. “We are on the peak of a global cyber-attack,” he said. “Until now, our critical infrastructure is still unharmed, but everything could change.”

He reminded ministers that Israel set up a cyber defence system years ago. “We also established Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority based on our expectations that we are facing new threats. I hope that citizens and companies in Israeli comply with the directions of the authority.”

Furthermore, said the prime minister, there will be investment in further resources to protect the state of Israel against this new threat on both the security and civil fronts.