Cyberattacks by Iran, Hezbollah have tripled during the war, says Israel cyber czar

The Times of Israel reports: “Cyber defense chief Gaby Portnoy warned on Tuesday that the intensity of cyberattacks against Israel has tripled since the outbreak of the Hamas war on October 7, as Iran and its proxies, including Hezbollah, are increasingly joining hacking efforts.

‘When [Hamas’s military wing commander Mohammed] Deif and [Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya] Sinwar surprised Israel on Oct. 7, they succeeded in undermining the physical security of people in Israel. And at the same time, on the digital level, by the order of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, cyberattacks by Iran and Hezbollah in the region and beyond started around the clock against Israel,’ said Portnoy, head of the Israel National Cyber Directorate, at the 10th global Cybertech conference in Tel Aviv.

‘The attack intensity is higher than ever before with Iranian and Hezbollah groups cooperating to attack Israel in every sector,’ he added…”

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