Iranian steel facilities suffer apparent cyberattacks

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Three Iranian steel companies suffered apparent cyberattacks Monday, claimed a hacktivist group that previously took responsibility for a digital assault on…

Authorities Suspect Cyber Attack Behind False Rocket Sirens in Israel

Authorities in Israeli cities were alarmed after prolonged siren alerts on Sunday evening and some believe it is the work of Iranian hackers. False rocket warning sirens were heard in…

Iranian hacking campaign that included former U.S. ambassador exposed

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 14, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Hackers possibly affiliated with Iran have been running a spearphishing campaign targeting former Israeli officials, high-ranking military personnel, the head of…

MyEasyDocs Exposed 30GB of Israeli and Indian Students PII Data

MyEasyDocs is a Chennai, India based online documents verification platform whose Microsoft Azure server exposed data of over 57,000 students. The team of IT security researchers at vpnMentor led by…

Previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group targeting Israel, Microsoft says

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group with likely ties to Iranian intelligence has targeted more than 20 Israeli organizations since February,…

Hamas Hackers Posing as Women to Con Snr Israeli Officials into Installing Malware

A Middle Eastern hacking group supposedly connected to Hamas uses malware to steal sensitive data from Windows and Android devices of high-ranking Israeli officials. Sophisticated Catfish Campaign Targeting Israeli Officials…

Jerusalem Post and Maariv hacked on Gen. Soleimani’s death anniversary

On the morning of Monday 3rd, Jan 2022, hackers managed to deface the official website of Jerusalem Post and compromise Maariv’s Twitter account. Two years ago, Qasem Soleimani, a top…

Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post is hacked, website defaced to include threats

Written by AJ Vicens Jan 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Outsiders defaced the website of a prominent Israeli newspaper early Monday, posting a picture of an Israeli nuclear facility being destroyed…

Meta removes accounts of spyware company Cytrox after Citizen Lab report on gov't hacks

Citizen Lab has released a new report highlighting widespread government use of the “Predator” spyware from North Macedonian developer Cytrox. Researchers found that Predator was used to attack two people…

Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Meta removed seven “surveillance-for-hire” organizations that used Facebook to target at least 50,000 individuals across 100 countries for surveillance operations, some…