Following a month of cyberattacks involving Iran and Israel, experts are reluctant to predict all-out digital warfare between the nation states, despite the obvious recent tit for tat that underscores age-old, religion-based tensions.
The latest possible salvo came May 21, when approximately 1,000 corporate and manufacturing targets within Israel were afflicted with defacements and denial of service attacks by “Hackers_Of_Savior,” a hacktivist group.
Recipients of the attack were greeted with anti-Israel and anti-Zionist messaging in Hebrew and a computer-generated video depicting the simulated destruction of various Israeli buildings throughout the country. The attackers also threatened the victims that they’d risk losing their data, saying it would be sold on the dark market if they didn't pay the equivalent of thousands of dollars.
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