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TEL AVIV – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that as the world leader in cyber warfare Israel was the best equipped country to deal with potential election hacks.
His comments came in response to reports that a foreign superpower was meddling in the elections.
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“Israel is prepared to thwart a cyber intervention, we’re prepared for any scenario and there’s no country more prepared than we are,” he told reporters.
During a closed-door event at Tel Aviv university on Monday, Shin Bet security agency head Nadav Argaman warned that a foreign country was using cyber-attacks and hacking to intervene in the elections.
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“100 percent [redacted name of foreign country] will intervene in the upcoming elections and I know what I’m talking about, but I don’t know who will benefit,” he said.
The meddling “involves cyber-attacks and hacking,” Argaman added.
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He said that the Shin Bet obtained concrete proof of the plan to intervene.
Later on Tuesday, the Shin Bet released a statement saying it had the ability to monitor and thwart any intervention attempts.
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