Meta links US military to fake social media influence campaigns

In its latest quarterly threat report, Meta said it had detected and disrupted influence operations originating in the US, and it calls out those it believes are responsible: the American military. Meta said it picked up on three major covert Read More …

Azerbaijan will open cybersecurity center with Israeli support

Azerbaijan is going to open a cybersecurity center with Israeli support, Azerbaijani Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev said on Thursday. According to the minister, the center is more likely to start its activities soon. “A cybersecurity center Read More …

World Cup apps pose a data security and privacy nightmare

With mandated spyware downloads to tens of thousands of surveillance cameras equipped with facial-recognition technology, the World Cup in Qatar next month is looking more like a data security and privacy nightmare than a celebration of the beautiful game. Football Read More …

Iran’s atomic energy agency confirms hack after stolen data leaked online

The Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) has confirmed that one of its subsidiaries’ email servers was hacked after the ”Black Reward’ hacking group published stolen data online. AEOI says an unauthorized party from a specific foreign country, which is not Read More …

Iranian Cyber Group Emennet Pasargad Conducting Hack-and-Leak Operations Using False-Flag Personas

The FBI is providing information concerning ongoing hack-and-leak cyber operations conducted by Iranian cyber group Emennet Pasargad. According to FBI information, since at least 2020, Emennet targeted entities primarily in Israel with cyber-enabled information operations that included an initial intrusion, Read More …

Budworm: Espionage Group Returns to Targeting U.S. Organizations

The Budworm espionage group has mounted attacks over the past six months against a number of strategically significant targets, including the government of a Middle Eastern country, a multinational electronics manufacturer, and a U.S. state legislature. The latter attack is Read More …

Hacking group POLONIUM uses ‘Creepy’ malware against Israel

Security researchers reveal previously unknown malware used by the cyber espionage hacking group ‘POLONIUM,’ threat actors who appear to target Israeli organizations exclusively. According to ESET, POLONIUM uses a broad range of custom malware against engineering, IT, law, communications, marketing, Read More …

Pro-Iranian hackers attack Israeli gas company website

Iraqi hacker group “al-Tahara” attacked the websites for two natural gas companies. The first, Energean, is an international company which has done extensive business with Israel, having acquired the Karish and Tanin natural gas fields from Delek Drilling and Avner Read More …