The IDF uses cyber space to gather intelligence, attack enemies and conduct various military operations, the military revealed on Sunday in a posting on its official website.
The rare announcement was the first time the IDF officially admitted it engages in cyberwarfare for offensive purposes. It also came a week after a new virus was discovered to have attacked Iran, widely presumed to have been developed by Israel.
The IDF’s Operations Directorate recently drafted a document describing and defining the purpose and use of cyberwarfare for the Israeli military.
According to the document, cyber space is viewed in the IDF as another battlefield like land, sea and the air.
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