The deputy chief of Israel’s 8200 intelligence unit, “Col. U.,” said on Wednesday warned Washington of hacking attempts into power plants across the US in time to foil the cyberattacks.
This wasn’t the first time the US was made publically. This was also the first time a representative of the IDF’s secretive 8200 Unit discussed sensitive cyber intelligence in public.
“And in you all the nations of the world will be blessed” Genesis 12:3
In 2017 Jerusalem warned Washington about Russia’s Kaspersky antivirus software used to spy on them or install malware.
Col. U. said that an “adversary [Iran] attacked water facilities in Israel. We saw this attacker attempting to poison the water in an attempt to claim human lives. We mitigated that threat far ahead,” reports the JPost.
“Another adversary attacked Israel [and in the process of stopping the cyberattack,] we also found that they were attempting to target US power plants as well,” he said. “This was the first indication of this attack. It enabled preventing this threat through tight collaboration with our fantastic American partners.”
Israel has experience in stopping Iranian cyberattacks. In 2020, Israel foiled an attempted cyberattack on its energy sector.
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