New York Times reports US, EU and Israel working together to increase number of sophisticated malware attacks against Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities’ computer systems
A new book slated to be released in the United States next week, links Washington to the string of malware attacks plaguing Iran’s computers in the past three years.
The New York Times reported Friday that according to the book, US President Obama “secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities.”
The report links the United States to the 2010 Stuxnet virus attack on Tehran’s computer systems, adding that Israeli cyber experts were part of the cyber-bomb’s development team.
Prior to this week’s Flame attack, the Stuxnet virus was considered the most powerful cyber weapon to hit Iran. Read more.
Golani Brigade scrambled to scene when Gazan terrorist infiltrates into Israel; Palestinian opens fire on IDF soldiers who respond with tank fire; IDF soldier and terrorist killed in gun fight.
An IDF soldier was shot dead early Friday morning in an exchange of fire with a Palestinian terrorist, who was also killed in the clash, near the Gaza border fence.
At 5 a.m. an armed gunman crossed into Israel from Gaza. He cut the fence and was able to infiltrate into Israel. He was detected by an IDF reconnaissance unit and a force from the Golani Brigade 12th Battalion arrived at the scene.
The battalion is currently deployed in the South to conduct patrols along the border in order to protect communities in the area including kibbutz Ein Hashlosha and kibbutz Nirim.
The force arrived at the scene, shots were fired and the soldier was killed. The soldiers returned fire and killed the gunman as well. The soldier killed was Golani Staff-Sergeant Netanel Moshiashvili, age 21, from Ashkelon. Read more.