10 Aug 2021

Chinese Espionage Group UNC215 Targeted Israeli Government Networks

Reports have emerged that the Chinese espionage group tracked as UNC215 leveraged remote desktop protocols to access an Israeli government network. This was made possible by leveraging stolen credentials from trusted third parties. New research from Mandiant revealed that data gathered from telemetry efforts and the information shared by Israeli

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02 Aug 2021

UK and Romanian crew killed in attack on tanker linked to Israeli billionaire off coast of Oman

Last Friday, two crew members died when a tanker connected to Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer was attacked off the coast of Oman. According to the ship’s management, the individuals killed in the attack were of British and Romanian nationality. The company reported that it suspected the incident onboard the Mercer

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30 Jul 2021

Israeli Government Agencies Visit NSO Group Offices

Authorities have opened an investigation into the Israeli company, NSO Group, behind the Pegasus spyware. Officials from multiple different agencies within the Israeli government visited NSO Group’s offices as part of the new investigation amid claims that the firm is selling its powerful spyware to threat actors who then commit

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21 Jul 2021

Macron Among 14 Heads of States on Potential Spyware List

On Tuesday, Amnesty International stated that French President Emmanual Macron was included on a list of 14 current or former heads of state who were potentially targeted for hacking through a product called Pegasus made by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group. The organization called the incident an unprecedented revelation

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19 Jul 2021

Windows 0-Days Used Against Dissidents in Israeli Broker’s Spyware

According to new reports, a unique set of spyware strains created by an Israeli firm used by governments across the world to conduct surveillance on dissidents has been defanged by Microsoft. The company is called Candiru or Sourgum and specializes in the sale of the DevilsTongue surveillance malware. The malware

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07 Jul 2021

New Israeli government suffers first major legislative setback on controversial ‘citizenship’ law

Tuesday morning, the newly formed Israeli government suffered its first major setback after failing to secure enough votes to extend a regulation that bans Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza married to Israelis from applying for citizenship. The coalition had previously agreed to amend the law to grant citizenship

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18 Jun 2021

IDF strikes Gaza for second time this week, after incendiary balloons spark eight fires in southern Israel

After a continued barrage of incendiary balloons caused eight fires in southern Israel, the Israeli military struck targets in Gaza for the second time this week. The IDF said it struck Hamas military complexes and meeting places for the Khan Younis and Gaza brigade of the militant organization in Gaza.

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17 Jun 2021

Moroccan king congratulates Israel’s new prime minister

Morocco’s King sent warm greetings in a letter to Israel’s new leader as Hamas’ political chief Ismail Haniyeh visited the country for discussions on the Palestinian cause. King Mohammed VI congratulated Naftali Bennet, who is Israel’s first new leader in 12 years after he ousted Benjamin Netanyahu this week.  The

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16 Jun 2021

Israel strikes in Gaza after fire balloons launched

Israel reportedly conducted airstrikes against Gaza overnight following the launch of incendiary balloons from Palestine. This marks the first major flare-up since an 11-day conflict that occurred last month and was ended with a cease-fire agreement. The Israeli military stated that it targeted compounds belonging to Hamas, a militant group

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14 Jun 2021

Israel’s new prime minister is sworn in, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year grip on power

On Sunday, Naftali Bennett was sworn into office as prime minister after winning a confidence vote by just one vote. Mr. Bennett’s assumption of office ends a 12-year reign for former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was the country’s longest-serving leader. After four elections in just two years attempting to

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