On October 6th Israel indicted Ali Mansouri, an Iranian with Belgian citizenship, for espionage. Mansouri was recruited by the Iranian Quds Force (which runs overseas terrorist operations) and promised a million dollars if he could help plan and carry out terror attacks inside Israel. Mansouri contends that he was the victim of an Iranian extortion scheme to force him to spy.
Cyber warfare would likely play a more prominent role in an intervention in Syria than in any conflict to date. Cyber techniques are anonymous,deniable, inexpensive, increasingly effective and comparatively risk-free,certainly in terms of own casualties.
Over the weekend, Hassan Rowhani, a former top nuclear negotiator, was officially sworn in as Iran’s new president. Unfortunately, there are no indications that he will curtail Iran’s nuclear or cyber activities.
While most are concerned with the military implications of Tehran’s expanding nuclear program, there is little focus on the covert cyber war already underway in the region. Iran has engaged in aggressive cyber behavior, at both the international and domestic levels, which the Obama Administration has failed to deter.
A member of a fringe ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in Israel was charged in a Jerusalem court on Thursday with trying to spy for Iran.
The man travelled to Berlin in 2011 and offered to collect information on Israel for Iranian embassy officials, Israel's Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency said in a statement.
Upon his return home, the man, whose name was not given, kept in touch with Iranian "elements" over the Internet and public telephones near his Jerusalem home, the statement said.
IRAN is putting up with sanctions that damage its economy rather than accept a deal limiting its nuclear programme. It has developed the capacity to enrich far more uranium than it needs for generating nuclear power or for medical research. And its outgoing president has talked about wanting to wipe Israel off the map.
In an exclusive interview, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of one of the largest digital security firms in the world, lifts the veil on a shadowy world of internet espionage and sabotage: and it's not a pretty sight ,Get ready for Cyber Armageddon.
Eugene Kaspersky, the founder and CEO of Kaspersky Labs, one of the largest digital security firms in the world, made an appearance earlier this week at the International Cyber Security Conference hosted by Tel Aviv University’s Yuval Ne’eman Workshop. Among the cyber-literate crowd, Kaspersky is a mega celebrity.
The University of Tehran has developed the first national computer operating system in Iran, ISNA news agency reported.
The operating system has been installed on computers at the university and it is possible to install the operating system at other universities.
In November 2012, Mehr news agency quoted a member of the board of directors in Iran's Telecommunication Infrastructure Company Mohammad Taher Shams as saying that Iran will launch an improved secure internet to prevent cyber-attacks.
Cyber weapons versus physical weapons - which one will win? The cyber weapons will be able to sabotage an specific environment to do exactly what the cyber weapon is build for. This is the same for autonomous cyber weapons that are being used. But then you will have to think about the following;
How will an cyber commander be able to change the agenda of an autonomous cyber weapon once there has been a change in strategies?