Recent ransomware wave targeting Israel linked to Iranian threat actors

Two recent ransomware waves that targeted Israeli companies have been traced back to Iranian threat actors, multiple sources have told ZDNet today. The ransomware attacks have been taking place since mid-October, have ramped up this month, and have repeatedly focused Read More …

Israel court rejects calls to revoke NSO Group’s spy software export licence

A court in Tel Aviv has rejected a ruling to order Israel to revoke the export license of the NSO Group, the country’s largest surveillance company, whose software has reportedly been used by governments to spy on dissidents and human Read More …

Israeli soldiers tricked into installing malware by Hamas agents posing as women

Members of the Hamas Palestinian militant group have posed as young teenage girls to lure Israeli soldiers into installing malware-infected apps on their phones, a spokesperson for the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) said today. Some soldiers fell for the scam, Read More …

Israel accounts for 16 percent of global cybersecurity investment, second only to U.S.

Israel’s cybersecurity industry raised $814.5 million in venture capital and private equity investment in 2017, a 28 percent rise over 2016 that brings the country to second only to the United States, according to research by Start-Up Nation Central. Israeli cybersecurity companies, centered Read More …