Minister: Cyber warfare on Israel is a serious threat

January 16, 2012 13:26


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Cyber warfare is a serious threat to Israel's security, said Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein on Monday.

Speaking on a panel at the annual Women's International Zionist Organization conference in Tel Aviv, the minister said recent incidents like the posting of confidential credit card information belonging to Israelis on the Web by a hacker were a menace to the country.

"The cyber war against Israel is very real," he said. "It's not just about writing Jews drink blood and something like that. It's an attack on [the Israeli air liner] El Al,on its companies and its people."

Over the past few weeks a person identifying as being from Saudi Arabia has leaked the information to the internet. The unknown individual told media outlets the motivation was political.

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