Tag Archive for cyberterrorism

Israel invited to join int’l unit to combat terror financing & covert money-laundering




The Justice Ministry on Monday announced that Israel has been selected to join an elite global task force for combating terror financing and money-laundering, with the force’s top officials currently visiting Israel.

Money – Photo: INGIMAGE/ASAP

Joining the group makes Israel viewed as an even more attractive and safe place for investments and increases the cooperation and legal assistance that Israel can expect from other countries, said the ministry. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Anonymous vows #Op_Israel ‘Electronic Holocaust’ in April

In new video, the hacker group ‘Anonymous’, threatens to take down Israeli sites & servers on April 7, promising to ‘erase you from cyberspace’.

By Ran Rimon, Elior Levy



A video released this week by the Anonymous hacker collective vowed to inflict an “Electronic Holocaust” on Israel.


The video shows a masked individual in a suit delivering a prepared statement, in which he announces April 7 as the date of a concerted attack on Israel’s online servers. “As we did many times, we will take down your servers, government websites, Israeli military websites, and Israeli institutions,” he said.

“We will erase you from cyberspace in our Electronic Holocaust.” Continue Reading »

Netanyahu forced to mediate which Israeli security agency controls state cyber defense

Israel’s Prime Minister is expected to make a decision on the cyber-defense issue this week after procrastinating for months.


The Shin Bet security service and National Cyber Bureau have been waging a months-long battle over authority for protecting Israel’s economy and civilian institutions against cyber attacks.

Cyber defense

An IDF course for cyber-defense in Ramat Gan. – Photo: Alon Ron

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken on the cyber issue as a personal project — the bureau is part of the Prime Minister’s Office, and he has defined cyber attacks as one of the four main threats to Israel.

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Focusing on countering cyberterrorism at Tel Aviv conference next month


With help from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Institute for National Security Studies, a prestigious Israeli think tank, will host a large event with the help & participation of U.S.-based Cyber Security Forum Initiative.

Issues to include cyberterrorism, cybercrime & the need for cyber defense laws.

By Ilan Gattegno


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