Cyber Attacks in Israel

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The water infrastructure service of Israel was hit by a serious cyber attack in April 2020. The allegation of the authorities of Israel is that Iran had done the attack with an intention  to tamper the water chlorine levels and Israel purportedly reacted with a cyber attack against Iranian port offices.

As of late, three more cyber attacks have hit Israeli organizations. While Israel has not yet freely ascribed the attacks to any overseas state, news sources report that Israeli cyber security specialists have tied the task of the bunch of main hacker behind these attacks: Pay2Kitten and BlackShadow. These three attacks may address a glimpse of something larger of a broad mission being carried against various Israeli organizations. In reaction, Israel seems to be progressively moving in the direction of an international  law to control its way to deal with threatening exercises on the internet.

The very first attack included a ransomware attack against big Israeli insurance agency, Shirbit, which the organization recognized on Dec. 1. Following the denial of Shirbit for payment of ransom, the hacking bunch, known as Black Shadow, reported that it had begun selling the private data of insured customers taken from the servers of organization.

The second attack were done by a bunch with a name Pay2Kitten, which made use of the ransomware Pay2Key. In late November or early December, the bunch hacked customer information from the servers of Amital Data, a middle sized Israeli technology corporation that renders software solutions in the areas of logistics and importation. There was no demand for ransom by the hackers. The fact leading to speculations was that the attack had not been persuaded by monetary profits but was strategic by nature, pointed toward collecting data of the supply chain serving portions of Israeli critical framework.

At last, in middle of December, Pay2Kitten exposed the data that was stolen from servers of artificial intelligence (AI) of Intel’s processor company named Habana Labs. The material concerned to the Goya chip of the company. This time, the bunch made a ransomware request, which Habana Labs has not yet consented to pay.