Israel responds to Hamas cyber-attack with air strike

According to the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), the Israeli Air Force destroyed the building housing the headquarter of Hamas’ cyber unit, in the Gaza Strip . According to the IDF, they first neutralised the cyber-attack and then destroyed Hamas’ cyber capabilities. The air strike was part of the Israeli campaign against targets in the Gaza Strip, amid intense clashes in the area. Analysts assume Israel has already gathered detailed intelligence about the Hamas group, which allowed for such as swift and lethal response immediately after the cyber-attack, Forbes reports. ZDNet noted that this is the second military response against cyber-threats, after the US launched a drone-attack against ISIL’s hacker group in 2015