Israel-Hamas war spotlight: Shaking the rust off SysJoker

Amid tensions in the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, Check Point Research has been conducting active threat hunting in an effort to discover, attribute, and mitigate relevant regional threats.

Among those, some new variants of the SysJoker malware, including one coded in Rust, recently caught our attention. Check Point assessment is that these were used in targeted attacks by a Hamas-related threat actor. SysJoker, initially discovered by Intezer in 2021, is a multi-platform backdoor with multiple variants for Windows, Linux and Mac.

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Source: Check Point