Suspected espionage in Palestine highlights spread of hacking skills

A wave of recent espionage activity from suspected Palestinian hackers is the latest evidence that wealthy spy agencies no longer are the sole operators of malware that covertly vacuums up victims’ data.

A shadowy group has targeted governments in the Middle East, a state-affiliated airline and foreign policy think tanks as part of a “highly targeted” intelligence-gathering effort in recent months. It’s the same Arabic-speaking crew, called MoleRATs, that previously tried infiltrating firms in the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Turkey.

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Source: Forbes