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[ISN] IDF says enlisting hackers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Feb 09 2011 - 07:27:49 GMT

By Boaz Fyler
YNews News

IDF Spokesman Avi Benayahu said Tuesday that the army is currently in
the process of enlisting "new media fighters".

Benayahu told a panel on the subject of "the digital medium as strategic
weapon" that the army was searching for "little hackers who were born
and raised online".
"We screen them with special care and train them to serve the state,"
the spokesman told the panel, which was part of the Herzliya Conference.

He added that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was personally
supporting the venture and that he had supplied a budget of NIS 6
million ($1.63 million) for the enlistment of 120 soldiers.


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