[ISN] Shin Bet allows sneak peek at new cyber warfare unit

Forwarded from: Simon Taplin http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4322499,00.html By Ronen Bergman Ynetnews 12.20.12 Iran is actively trying to hack Israel’s critical online systems, the head of the Shin Bet’s new SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) unit told Yedioth Ahronoth in an exclusive interview. The Israel Security Agency officials said that aside from the hundreds of thousands of low-grade cyber attacks by Islamist hackers, who try to breach Israel’s cyber infrastructure on a daily basis, the past three years have seen a “single-digit number” of high-grade attacks. “High-grade attacks” are highly sophisticated cyber-assaults which usually indicate government-level involvement; and target critical infrastructure. When these attempted cyber attacks were detected, the Shin Bet’s teams were called to immediately see to the targeted servers. […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org