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States preparing cyber attack options to target enemies' critical systems


Gabi Siboni, an official at Israel's Institute for National Security Studies, said that states have been increasingly preparing cyber attack options to target their enemies' critical systems, reports The Jerusalem Post.

They are setting up "red button" options that could be pushed in the event of a full-scale cyber attack, said Mr. Siboni, adding that "the red button allows a state to inflict heavy damages." Cyber attacks could cripple control systems that manage critical infrastructure, Mr. Siboni said.

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