Security News

Israel Says It's Targeting Hamas' Cryptocurrency Accounts
2021-07-09 02:33

Israel said Thursday it will begin seizing cryptocurrency accounts used by the Palestinian Hamas group to raise money for its armed wing. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered security forces to seize the accounts after a joint operation "Uncovered a web of electronic wallets" used by Hamas to raise funds using bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the ministry said.

Israel Says Its Fighter Jets Bombed Buildings Used by Hamas Cyber Unit
2021-05-20 11:33

The Israeli Air Force has claimed that in the past week its fighter jets bombed two buildings allegedly used by the cyber unit of Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that runs Gaza. The first announcement was made on May 14, when Israel announced a strike on what it described as a "Cyber-equipment storage site of the Hamas terror organization cyber unit." The Air Force said the building was located in the northern Gaza Strip and it belonged to Hamas military intelligence.

Hamas May Be Threat to 8chan, QAnon Online
2021-01-05 19:27

In October 2020, KrebsOnSecurity looked at how a web of sites connected to conspiracy theory movements QAnon and 8chan were being kept online by DDoS-Guard, a dodgy Russian firm that also hosts the official site for the terrorist group Hamas. New research shows DDoS-Guard relies on data centers provided by a U.S.-based publicly traded company, which experts say could be exposed to civil and criminal liabilities as a result of DDoS-Guard's business with Hamas.

New Backdoors Used by Hamas-Linked Hackers Abuse Facebook, Dropbox
2020-12-10 16:10

Two new backdoors have been attributed to the Molerats advanced persistent threat group, which is believed to be associated with the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas. In early 2020, security researchers at Cybereason's Nocturnus group published information on two new malware families used by the APT, namely Spark and Pierogi.

Hamas-Linked Hackers Add Insurance and Retail to Target List
2020-03-04 17:36

MoleRATs, a politically-motivated threat actor apparently linked to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, has expanded its target list to include insurance and retail industries, Palo Alto Networks' security researchers report. Spear-phishing emails were leveraged to deliver malicious documents - mostly Word documents, but also one PDF - which in turn attempted to trick the intended victim into enabling content to run a macro, or force them into clicking a link to download a malicious payload. The Spark backdoor was used in most of these assaults, allowing the attackers to open applications and run command line commands on the compromised system.

Hamas Ensnares Israeli Soldiers with Pretty ‘Ladies’
2020-02-19 15:52

Hamas has been caught taking a classic "Catfish" approach, to tempt Israeli soldiers into installing spyware on their phones. The IDF told the Times of Israel that the idea was to catch male targets' attention, strike up a rapport and eventually lure the soldiers into installing a special app on their phones.

Israeli Army: Hamas Hackers Tried to ‘Seduce’ Soldiers
2020-02-16 19:18

JERUSALEM - The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware. Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the phones of dozens of soldiers had been infected in recent months, although he said the army detected the scam early on and prevented any major secrets from reaching the Islamic militant group.

NSA foreign spying, biotech snooping, Hamas hackers bombed, airline cams, and much more from infosec land
2019-05-07 06:20

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Israel Bombs Hamas Cyber HQ in Response to Cyberattack
2019-05-06 13:29

Israel claims it has bombed a building housing Hamas cyber operatives in response to a cyberattack launched by Gaza’s ruling militant group over the weekend. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said...

Hamas-Linked Threat Actor's Infrastructure Disrupted
2019-04-11 17:18

A large portion of the infrastructure related to a Middle Eastern threat actor known as Gaza Cybergang was taken down after their latest operations were uncovered, Kaspersky Lab’s security...