Danny Ayalon 311.
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Breaches of Israel’s cyberspace are a breach of sovereignty similar to terrorism
and should be treated as such, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said on
Ayalon, referring to the recent cyber theft of thousands of
credit card numbers, said Israel had the active ability to hit back at those
trying to harm it, and “no agency or hacker will be immune from a
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Speaking at an event in Beersheba, he said the theft of the
credit card numbers was a warning sign, but that Israel – as one of most
advanced countries in the world in terms of cyber security – knew how to protect
Israel needed to take an example from the US, which recently
declared that it reserved the right to respond to cyberspace attacks – seen as
acts of war – with conventional weapons, Ayalon said.