According to the Israel Defense Force, Hamas launched a cyberattack over the weekend, to which it Israel responded with an airstrike. It’s thought to be the first time that a military has reacted with physical violence in real time against a cyberattack
Ian Thornton-Trump, security head at AmTrust Europe, told Forbes that Israel would not have targeted the building and apparently those in it without a lot more due thoroughness and acumen than “a cyber-attack was coming from the building.”
Thorough information about the attempted attack is not being published at this time so as not to provide Hamas with any details about reveal Israel’s cyber abilities. Brig. Gen. Dalet, would only say that the cyberattack happened in the past day and was aimed at “harming the way of life of Israeli citizens,” The Times of Israel reported.