US looking at media report that Israel used AI to identify bombing targets in Gaza

The United States was looking into a media report that the Israeli military has been using artificial intelligence to help identify bombing targets in Gaza, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told CNN in an interview on Thursday. The Read More …

Web monitors say Gaza week-long internet outage is longest yet

Internet monitoring firms say a near-total internet blackout in Gaza is reaching its seventh day, the longest outage of the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict so far. Doug Madory, the director of internet analysis at Kentik, told TechCrunch in a Signal message Read More …

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 Read More …

Türkiye’s MIT saves Palestinian Iron Dome hacker from Mossad hit

Türkiye’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) saved Omar A. from possible death or abduction in an international operation and offered him protection as the renowned Palestinian hacker was targeted by Mossad in Türkiye and Malaysia. The young man credited with hacking Read More …

Gaza in communications blackout as Israel intensifies siege

The destruction of phone and internet connections has plunged Gaza into a communications blackout and created an information vacuum amid the heaviest aerial bombardment of the war so far. A handful of reports that emerged from the enclave on Saturday Read More …

FBI: Threats Associated with the Israel-HAMAS Conflict

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are issuing this Public Service Announcement to highlight potential threats in the United States from a variety of actors in response to the HAMAS attacks on Israel on Read More …

Analyzing cyber activity surrounding the conflict in the Middle East

In light of the ongoing escalation in the Middle East, Group-IB’s Threat Intelligence unit has been monitoring the activity of different threat actors involved in the conflict in cyber space. As they noted in the Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2022/2023 report, Read More …

Cyber attack targets Medical Aid for Palestinians’ website amid Israel-Hamas conflict

In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Medical Aid for Palestinians organisation has reported a cyber attack on their website, which has disrupted their relief efforts for Gaza. They have also issued a warning that Read More …

Israelis Form Citizen Cyber Brigades Amid Mounting Digital Attacks

Israel’s large cybersecurity base is mobilizing to protect the country’s digital borders from hackers in the wake of a cross-border attack over the weekend that left more than 1,200 people dead and 100 more taken hostage. Members of the country’s Read More …

Hacktivist attacks erupt in Middle East following Hamas assault on Israel

Groups range from known collectives to new outfits eager to raise their profile Hacktivism efforts have proliferated rapidly in the Middle East following the official announcement of a war between Palestine and Israel.… The escalation was spurred by a deadly Read More …