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Pro-Hamas Hacktivists Targeting Israeli Entities with Wiper Malware

Pro-Hamas Hacktivists Targeting Israeli Entities with Wiper Malware

Oct 30, 2023 Cyber War / Malware
A pro-Hamas hacktivist group has been observed using a new Linux-based wiper malware dubbed  BiBi-Linux Wiper , targeting Israeli entities amidst the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war. "This malware is an x64 ELF executable, lacking obfuscation or protective measures," Security Joes  said  in a new report published today. "It allows attackers to specify target folders and can potentially destroy an entire operating system if run with root permissions." Some of its other capabilities include  multithreading  to corrupt files concurrently to enhance its speed and reach, overwriting files, renaming them with an extension containing the hard-coded string "BiBi" (in the format "[RANDOM_NAME].BiBi[NUMBER]"), and excluding certain file types from being corrupted. "While the string 'bibi' (in the filename), may appear random, it holds significant meaning when mixed with topics such as politics in the Middle East, as it is a common nickname used
New Wave of Cyber Attacks Target Palestine with Political Bait and Malware

New Wave of Cyber Attacks Target Palestine with Political Bait and Malware

Feb 03, 2022
Cybersecurity researchers have turned the spotlight on a new wave of offensive cyberattacks targeting Palestinian activists and entities starting around October 2021 using politically-themed phishing emails and decoy documents. The intrusions are part of what Cisco Talos calls a longstanding espionage and information theft campaign undertaken by the  Arid Viper hacking group  using a Delphi-based implant called Micropsia dating all the way back to  June 2017 . The threat actor's  activities , also tracked under the monikers Desert Falcon and the APT-C-23, were first documented in  February 2015  by Kasperksy and subsequently in 2017, when Qihoo 360 disclosed details of  cross-platform   backdoors  developed by the group to strike Palestinian institutions. The Russian cybersecurity company-branded Arid Viper the "first exclusively Arabic APT group." Then in April 2021, Meta (formerly Facebook), which pointed out the group's affiliations to the cyber arm of  Hamas
Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Feb 14, 2024Financial Security / Cyber Threats
The landscape of cybersecurity in financial services is undergoing a rapid transformation. Cybercriminals are exploiting advanced technologies and methodologies, making traditional security measures obsolete. The challenges are compounded for community banks that must safeguard sensitive financial data against the same level of sophisticated threats as larger institutions, but often with more limited resources. The FinServ Threat Landscape Recent trends show an alarming increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals now deploy advanced techniques like deep fake technology and AI-powered attacks, making it increasingly difficult for banks to differentiate between legitimate and malicious activities. These developments necessitate a shift towards more sophisticated and adaptive cybersecurity measures. Take these industry statistics, for example. Financial firms report 703 cyberattack attempts per week.1 On average, 270 attacks (entailing unauthorized access of data, appl
Exclusive : Google Palestine domain hacked and defaced

Exclusive : Google Palestine domain hacked and defaced

Aug 26, 2013
Google has local domains for almost every country in the world. Just now some hackers from Palestine hacked into Google's Palestine domain ( https://google.ps/ ) and defaced it The message appearing on the defaced page says, " uncle google we say hi from Palestine to remember you that the country in google map not called Israel. Its called Palestine # Question : what would happen if we changed the country title of Isreal to Palestine in google maps !!! It would be a revolution .. So Listen to rihanna and be cool :P " The most likely scenario is that Google itself hasn't been breached. Instead, it appears as the hacker forwarded/ redirected the DNS to a new page. The virtual names of the hackers behind the hack are ," Cold z3ro - Haml3t - Sas - Dr@g " from Palestine. Currently, the website is defaced while writing this update. Reported by The Hacker News reader 'Hanamichi Kurotsuchi'.
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Thousands of Israeli websites hacked by Pakistani hackers for Palestine supports

Thousands of Israeli websites hacked by Pakistani hackers for Palestine supports

Aug 14, 2013
A cyber attack campaign  is ongoing and targeting thousands of Israeli websites by Pakistani hackers, in support of  Palestine people. They had already infiltrated reportedly 650 Israel  websites listen on Pastebin and upload their page with custom messages on servers. The hacker claimed and told 'The Hacker News' that they will release more hacked websites list soon. The hacker behind the massive attack mentioned his online name as " H4x0r HuSsY " and the message says, " LONG LIVE PALESTINE - PAKISTAN ZINDABAD HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO & FROM TEAM MADLEETS ". Hacked websites belong to Semi-Government, Personal and Israeli Corporates. At the time of writing, most of the websites still having deface page uploaded to their server. A few months back World wide Hackers and especially Anonymous group declared massive 'cyber war' on Israel after IDF threatens to cut off internet in Gaza.
Anonymous hackers launch massive cyber assault on Israel Cyberspace, #OpIsrael

Anonymous hackers launch massive cyber assault on Israel Cyberspace, #OpIsrael

Apr 07, 2013
A cyber attack campaign, dubbed #OpIsrael by hacking group Anonymous, targeting Israeli websites caused massive disruption to government, academic and private sites Sunday. Israeli media said small business had been targeted. Some homepage messages were replaced with anti-Israel slogans. Anonymous threatened to disrupt and erase Israel from cyberspace in protest over its mistreatment of Palestinians. In response to the eight day assault that killed 133 Palestinians , Anonymous defaced thousands of Israeli sites and provided information for Gazans facing Internet and communications blackouts.  60 million hacking attempts were reportedly made. Most of the attacks have had little impact, and Israeli experts even say they welcome the attempts as ways of sharpening their defenses. Israel itself is accused of taking part in much more sophisticated cyber attacks against its enemies, particularly Iran. List of all hacked sites are available in following pastebins https://p
#opIsrael - Hackers hit Israel with mass Cyber Attack over Gaza

#opIsrael - Hackers hit Israel with mass Cyber Attack over Gaza

Nov 19, 2012
Protesting against attacks taking place on Gaza, Anonymous hackers attempts to hack most of the Israel websites in the past few days. " government and private websites are under siege from hackers, who have mounted 44 million cyberattacks in less than a week" , the government said. Today Pakistani   Hackers also deface Israeli Bing , MSN, Skype, Live and other big sites and In counter-attack  Israeli Hackers Leak Credit Card  Data from Palestine ISP website. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to name, but it was up and running after 10 minutes of downtime. Israel said that it generally experiences a few hundred hacking attempts per day. The attacks are reportedly coming from around the world. Defence force sites have been the hardest hit, while the president's site has been hit 10-million times, the foreign ministry seven-million times and the prime minister three-million times. Both sides have been act
Israeli Hackers Leak Credit Card Data from Palestine ISP

Israeli Hackers Leak Credit Card Data from Palestine ISP

Nov 19, 2012
Along war with airstrikes between Israel and Palestine, Cyber war between hackers from both country on fire. First Hackers from all over world who supporting Palestine start attacking Israeli sites, now a hacker going by name " yourikan " has leaked a complete database from an ISP called PALNET (https://www.palnet.ps). In a statement, hacker told 'The Hacker News', " this is in react of the latest terror from Palestine in the missiles against Israel and the cyber war against us say no to Palestine! say no to terror! " Leaked database has been posted on pastebin and downloadable file on anonfiles and including credit card details and full personal address, numbers, names of various Israeli users and admin password and snmp secrets files.
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