Cyberattacks could come into play as Israel weighs response to Iranian attack

April 17, 2024

Cyberattacks are likely to be high on the list of options Israel and Iran are considering this week as they map out retaliatory actions, experts say. Why it matters: Iran's drone and missile attack against Israel on Saturday brought the two nations into unprecedented territory. The big picture: Israel and Iran have long had a fraught relationship, filled with covert operations and destructive cyberattacks. Iranian government hackers deployed malware wipers against Albania in 2022. Yes, but: The Israel National Cyber Directorate told Politico it didn't see any "abnormal online activity" during the missile attack.