20 Mar 2020

US, Israel, South Korea, and China look at intrusive surveillance solutions for tracking COVID-19

Four governments, China, South Korea, the US, and Israel, have been looking at implementing intrusive surveillance systems to track the spread of COVID-19. China and South Korea have already put into action an extensive citizen tracking system, while the US and Israel are exploring similar surveillance measures. China is the

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16 Mar 2020

Iran’s Coronavirus Strategy Favored Economy Over Public Health, Leaving Both Exposed

When faced with the difficult choice of choosing to close the country down to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 or to keep the economy running and risk disastrous infection rates, Iran chose the economy, which proved to be incredibly detrimental to the country’s overall wellbeing. Within three weeks of announcing

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16 Mar 2020

US Scraps Missiles Over Cybersecurity Concerns

The US has allegedly abandoned plans to introduce a new missile system over cybersecurity fears, including that it may not be adequately secure. The system is Israeli-made and cost the US $373 million to purchase two batteries of the Iron Dome missiles last year. The US planned to spend another

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04 Mar 2020

Israel Applies AI To Healthcare, Building On Leadership In Cybersecurity, Digital Medical Records

The novel coronavirus outbreak has brought medical statistics to attention worldwide, and companies have announced that they are looking into utilizing AI algorithms in patient data to identify unvaccinated high-risk individuals. One of these companies is Medial EarlySign, an Israeli startup that has developed algorithms that are designed to assist

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03 Mar 2020

Exit polls: Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote

Exit polls on Israeli TV stations have shown that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has captured 59 seats in Monday’s vote, which is two short of the majority that constitutes a victory. The Likud party emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year,

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24 Feb 2020

Israel says it struck Islamic Jihad sites in Gaza and Syria

The Israeli military stated that it has strick Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza and Syria on Sunday in retaliation to rocket fire earlier that morning. Israel claims to have hit targets in southern Damascus, targeting an area in which Israel believes is a hub for Islamic Jihad activity. Syria has

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18 Feb 2020

Hackers Join Forces Against U.S. And Israeli Targets: This Is What An Iranian Cyber Attack Looks Like In 2020

The 2010 Stuxnet worm attack on the Natanz nuclear plant was eye-opening to Iranian officials, and since the attack, Iran has reportedly been taking cybersecurity seriously. Although Iran may not be likely to initiate a cyberwar scenario, the majority of the cyber-espionage campaigns originating out of Tehran has been directed

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17 Feb 2020

Terrorist Android Malware Exposed: Here Are The Hamas Apps That Hacked Israeli Soldiers

Hamas cyber terrorists have compromised the phones of several hundred Israeli soldiers after infecting them with malware that was embedded in a “honey trap” operation in which Hamas-affiliated actors used profiles of attractive women to entice the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers were then conned into chatting over messaging platforms and

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10 Feb 2020

Netanyahu’s party exposes data on over 6.4 million Israelis

A security researcher with Elector Software discovered a misconfiguration in an election day app created for the political party of Isreali prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu by the company Likud. The misconfiguration may have compromised the personal information and details of 6.5 million Israelis. The leak was disclosed today, however, it

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10 Feb 2020

UK Government Under Fire Over NSO Group Links

The British government has faced criticism after deciding to invite the controversial espionage software provider NSO Group to a secret security trade fair upcoming next month. The government will host the firm, which is based in Israel, as an exhibitor at the closed-door event. The NSO Group currently faces a

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