For the first time, a nation has retaliated with immediate physical action to a cyber attack. Israel Defence Forces (IDF) launched an airstrike on a Gaza Strip building believed to house Hamas digital warfare operatives.
As Engadget reports, the militant group failed in the attempted cyber offensive, but the IDF hit the building, claiming it wiped out Hamas' cyber operational capabilities.
In 2015, the US also retaliated with drone strike to kill ISIL hacker group in-charge Junaid Hussain. However, Israel's response is seen as immediate and questions the future warfares in the digital era.