bal01Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)

Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 24 October 2022

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, arrived in Israel on October 23, 2022 for a three-day visit to seek protection from Iranian cyberattacks. Prime Minister Rama’s visit came a month after Albania cut diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic after a series of cyberattacks it attributes to Iran. Rama’s delegation includes Albania’s cyber director and the national security adviser and chief spokesperson.
After Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran, a second cyberattack from the same Iranian source hit an information system - the Total Information Management System (TIMS), a system that records Albanian border entries and exits.... Read more

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