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Massive DDoS Attack Knocked Israeli Government Websites Offline

Massive DDoS Attack Knocked Israeli Government Websites Offline

March 15, 2022Ravie Lakshmanan
A number of websites belonging to the Israeli government were felled in a distributed denial-of-service ( DDoS ) attack on Monday, rendering the portals inaccessible for a short period of time. "In the past few hours, a DDoS attack against a communications provider was identified," the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD)  said  in a tweet. "As a result, access to several websites, among them government websites, was denied for a short time. As of now, all of the websites have returned to normal activity." A distributed denial-of-service attack is a malicious attempt to hamper the normal traffic of a targeted server or service by overwhelming the victim and its surrounding infrastructure with a flood of junk internet traffic by leveraging compromised computers and IoT devices as sources of attack traffic. The development comes after internet watchdog NetBlocks  reported  "significant disruptions" registered on multiple networks supplied by Israel&
Iran's Lyceum Hackers Target Telecoms, ISPs in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Africa

Iran's Lyceum Hackers Target Telecoms, ISPs in Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Africa

November 11, 2021Ravie Lakshmanan
A state-sponsored threat actor allegedly affiliated with Iran has been linked to a series of targeted attacks aimed at internet service providers (ISPs) and telecommunication operators in Israel, Morocco, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia, as well as a ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) in Africa, new findings reveal. The intrusions, staged by a group tracked as Lyceum, are believed to have occurred between July and October 2021, researchers from Accenture Cyber Threat Intelligence (ACTI) group and Prevailion's Adversarial Counterintelligence Team (PACT) said in a technical report. The names of the victims were not disclosed. The latest revelations throw light on the web-based infrastructure used by Lyceum, over 20 of them, enabling the identification of "additional victims and provide further visibility into Lyceum's targeting methodology," the researchers  noted , adding "at least two of the identified compromises are assessed to be ongoing despite prior public discl
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