The cyber war between Israel and Iran is escalating, Israeli sources familiar with the national threat environment warn. Jerusalem and Tehran are now in the midst of a “head-to-head confrontation,” the unnamed sources told Ynet.
The unusually grave comments suggest that Israel’s cyber battle against Iran will be expanding soon.
Cyber experts told Ynet that the clash has reached the boiling point, and that there are constant efforts to hit Israeli targets and test the country’s defenses. Israel’s cyber warriors are generally able to thwart the attacks, the experts said.
The comments follow reports about a major cyber attack on Iranian government infrastructure. The strike reportedly disrupted operations in Iranian ports and banks, prompting extensive shutdowns of communication networks.