Threat Intelligence

Israel-Hamas conflict-related cyber incidents intensify

CyberScoop reports that malicious cyber operations associated with the Israel-Hamas conflict, including an unverified cyberattack against Israel's Nevatim Air Force Base that was claimed by a pro-Palestinian group to have resulted in data compromise, have increased in prevalence over the past two weeks, with experts warning that more significant attacks could emerge. "We should expect state-sponsored threat actors to intensify their information operations through various means, including the manipulation of social media platforms, the creation of fictitious hacktivist groups, and the implementation of strategic campaigns designed to influence global media outlets," said SentinelLabs Principal Threat Researcher Tom Hegel. Hacktivist groups were noted by Hegel and SentinelLabs Senior Threat Researcher Aleksandar Milenkoski to be potentially leveraged by state-sponsored threat operations, particularly those from Iran, to conceal attacks. "The diversity and adaptability of Iranian cyber threat actors make them a significant and multifaceted component of the global threat landscape moving forward," wrote Hegel and Milenkoski.

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