For the first time in the world, Israel has confirmed that they have responded to the cyber attack with full military power. Israeli defense forces have said that they made air raids on a building that was Hamas’s Digital Warfare Headquarters. The cyber attack was attempted from this building on Israel. The building was located in the Gaza Strip, which has now been destroyed by the Israeli fighter planes.
The Israeli Defense Force said in a tweet: “We have failed the cyber attacks of Hamas made against Israel’s goals. After this, we targeted the building from where Hamas’s cyber operators used to work. HamasCyberHQ.exe has been destroyed. Information about the alleged cyber attack launched by Hamas has not yet been given.
However, IDF said in an official statement that Hamas no longer has the ability to launch another cyber-attack. This air strike from Israel has been done at a time when a cyber attack is becoming a cause of trouble for governments. Many countries are betting on different Response Mechanism to fend off cyber attacks.
The Israeli response to the cyber attack on the virtual network can in some way set a new benchmark to answer the digital war, which can be designed to compromise the national security of any country. Earlier in 2015, when the personal details of the US Army were leaked online after cyber attacks, the US started drone strikes against the terror group ISIS.