Kaspersky Lab: Israel spared two major cyberattacks

February 22, 2015

Software security firm says the Equation Group hacking operation is by far the most sophisticated malware it has uncovered, and the most dangerous; also discovers mega cyber robbery plot

Israel has managed to dodge two massive cyberattacks, according to data collected by Kaspersky Lab, the Russia-based cybersecurity firm that discovered the mega Flame and Stuxnet viruses several years ago.

This past week, Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (Great) reported a major cross-border hacking attack called the Equation Group, which Kaspersky said was worse than any attack ever encountered. A spokesperson for Kaspersky Israel said the malware operation missed Israel, particularly its banks, but hit nearly every other country in the Middle East.

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