Report: Iranian Hacking Group Launched Concentrated Attack on Israeli Companies

Report: Iranian Hacking Group Launched Concentrated Attack on Israeli Companies

Posted October 18, 2020

Report: Iranian Hacking Group Launched Concentrated Attack on Israeli Companies

  • Cyber companies ClearSky Cyber Security and Profero Cyber Security reported Thursday some disturbing findings, detailing Iranian cyberattacks on Israeli companies.
  • The Iranian hacker group, dubbed MuddyWater, used a relatively new tactic in order to penetrate the Israeli companies’ security systems.
  • The hackers used a Shamoon-based malware that has been employed as a cyber weapon by Iranians for years. The most infamous attack was in 2012, when it wiped tens of thousands of computers’ data from the Saudi National Oil Company.
  • Viruses such as Shamoon are characterized as “Wiper” malware, and are designed to erase data that is stored on a computer or computerized infrastructure.

– Raphael Kahan | October 18, 2020