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India Strengthens Israel's Cybersecurity Amid Escalating Conflict With Palestine

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: October 10, 2023 | Updated on: October 10, 2023

As the Israel-Palestine conflict takes a disturbing turn, with Hamas launching a series of attacks on Tel Aviv and Gaza.

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In response to Hamas' aggressive actions, which include both physical attacks and cyber warfare, Indian hackers have taken up the task of defending Israel's digital infrastructure. The conflict has already claimed the lives of over 700 people and has left hundreds in captivity.

Hamas, known for its multifaceted approach, has not limited its assault to traditional warfare. The group has also deployed skilled hackers to infiltrate Israel's defense systems, with the intent of disrupting the Iron Dome, a crucial element of Israel's national security.

As these hackers attempted to breach Israeli government and defense websites, a message appeared on screens: "We are currently targeting some critical endpoints in the alert system of Israel, which may affect the Iron Dome. Glory to the Palestinian Resistance, we are with you!"

In response to these cyber threats, Indian hacking groups mobilized to safeguard Israel's systems and vital digital assets. Their efforts began with the takedown of the Palestinian National Bank and the National Telecommunications Company. Subsequently, Indian hackers targeted Hamas directly by disabling their official website.

This digital conflict adds a new dimension to the ongoing hostilities. Israel, a nation well-prepared in terms of cybersecurity, now finds itself battling not only on the ground but also in the cyber realm.

The violence escalated when Hamas launched a devastating attack on Israel, simultaneously firing 5000 rockets into the country. The terror group also infiltrated Israeli territory, perpetrating point-blank shootings against residents and innocent civilians, resulting in a tragic death toll of 70 in just the first few hours of the assault.

As the Israel-Palestine conflict continues to evolve, India's cyber support for Israel underscores the significance of cybersecurity in modern warfare and the global implications of this enduring and complex conflict.

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