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SMH | Jun 4, 2012

Israel has admitted that it uses cyberspace to attack its enemies.

The confession came in a statement on the Israeli military’s website on Sunday, local time.

The website said it was “for the first time” revealing a document recently written by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Operations Department, detailing the goals and methods of its cyber warfare.

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“The IDF has been engaged in cyber activity consistently and relentlessly,” said the statement.

It said it had been using cyberspace for intelligence gathering and “will” also use it “to execute attacks” and “clandestine” operations.

Cyber activity would also be used to maintain Israel’s military edge over its enemies, and to curtail their military capabilities.

Another goal was “thwarting and disrupting enemy projects” targeting the Israeli military and government.

The statement comes less than a week after one of the world’s top…

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