Israeli Police Launches Special Unit to Combat Cyber Crime

60 officers will address issues related to cyber crime and terrorism

By on November 14th, 2012 14:00 GMT

With cyber threats becoming a major concern, the Israeli Police have launched a special unit whose main goal will be to handle computer crimes and cyber terrorism.

The new cyber unit consists of 60 officers, The Algemeiner informs.

Israel’s Police Chief Yohanan Danino has told an audience at a conference in Tel Aviv that cyberattacks represent a great threat for all law enforcement agencies in the world.

Furthermore, the official has warned that even terrorists have begun relying on the Web to carry out their missions.

Last month, Israeli police were forced to disconnect all their computers from the Internet after discovering a piece of malware designed to steal sensitive information.

After analyzing the malicious element, experts have concluded that the attacks are part of a larger yearlong campaign that targets both Israeli and Palestinian organizations.

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