Cyber-defense expert Gil Shwed says a quarter of recipients opened emails and thus unknowingly enabled hackers to steal information from their hard drives. Iran launched a cyber-attack targeting Israeli army generals, human rights activists in the Persian Gulf and scientists, an Israeli cyber-security firm said Thursday. Gil Shwed, CEO of Check Point Software Technologies, said the attack began two months ago and was directed at some 1,600 people worldwide. They received email messages aimed at sending spyware into their computers, Shwed told Israel Radio.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Times of Israel