Israel is under massive Chinese, Russian cyber espionage attack

A few months ago, “Ophir,” a senior official with a rich intelligence background turned private cyber security expert, was called back to duty.



The mission: Ophir and a team of experts were asked to examine the security of some of Israel’s main computer systems. A few systems were defined as “strategic,” others of lesser importance. But since less time and energy is spent on protecting these secondary systems, it can make them even more vulnerable to infiltration. The investigation team was put together by one of Israel’s governmental intelligence and information protection agencies. 


The idea was to have someone from the outside—a fresh pair of eyes—look at these systems and identify “holes” and problems that may have gone unnoticed by the regular cyber security team.


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