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Cyber attacks on Israel

A religious hacktivist group known as Anonymous Sudan claimed responsibility for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that disabled access to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal website and hijacked his Facebook account.

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The group is believed to be responsible for attacks on the websites of Haifa Port and Israel Ports Development, which made the pages inaccessible due to excessive web traffic (DDoS). They were also responsible for disabling access to the website of the National Insurance Institute, as well as that of Mossad, Israel's spy agency.

At the moment, the group claims on its Telegram channel that they are also behind the power cuts in Israel, including major cities like Tel Aviv and Beersheba, writing "Is the darkness good? Why don't you have electricity?"

While it is true that DDoS attacks are not indicative of access to compromised systems or exfiltrated confidential information and represent more of a disruption to users, the group's alleged claims regarding its attribution of responsibility are true. Even though the IEC (Israel's leading energy company) ruled out that it was due to a cyberattack.

Cyberpeace keeps an eye on geopolitical/religious conflicts in the world in order to be able to detect any possible collateral damage to the businesses represented by our clients due to conflicts between nations.

Written by:

Alberto Ávalos

Director of Incident Response and Threat Intelligence of Cyberpeace



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