Israel Defense Force (IDF) Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that long-range missiles would target IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv in the next war.
On Monday Mojtaba Ahmadi, a suspected commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Cyber War Headquarters, was found dead northwest of Tehran, according to Israel Hayom.
U.S. military forces are expected to roll out new cyber warfare capabilities during the anticipated military strike on Syria for its use of a deadly nerve agent, according to military sources.
Targets of cyber attacks likely will include electronic command and control systems used by the Syrian military forces, air defense computers, and other military communications networks.
Chinese government-backed hackers have cost the United States nearly $2 trillion in “lost and stolen property” that was seized through illicit Internet attacks, Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said Monday.
Witnesses stressed that the United States must do more to protect itself against cyber attacks from foreign infiltrators in front of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Tuesday morning.
U.S. and Chinese officials met in Washington on Monday for the first talks between the two nations on the contentious issue of cyber attacks and cyber theft of intellectual property.
President Barack Obama’s internal directive on cyber warfare was disclosed in public last week, showing for the first time details of U.S. policies for waging both offensive and defensive digital operations by military forces and intelligence agencies.
Former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden suggested Tuesday that the private sector could fill a security void left by a government slow to respond to emerging cyberwarfare threats.