Iranian state-sponsored hackers attack Israel on a daily basis, according to Benjamin Netanyahu. (Getty)

By Simon Osborne

January 31, 2019

There are fears that flights in and out of the country could be targeted if state-sponsored hackers manage to breach the cybersecurity systems protecting Israeli civil aviation programmes. Israeli officials have long suspected Iran of seeking to hack into important systems and also believe Tehran could try to interfere with April 6 elections. The Islamic Republic has also been named by other Western powers as a rising force in cyberwarfare.

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