This picture taken from Rafah shows smoke billowing following Israeli bombardments over Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on February 13, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas militant group. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP)

Google: Iranian, regional hacking operations that target Israel remain opportunistic but focused

Objectives from the hacking groups include espionage, information operations or destructive activities, researchers say.
An Iranian flag waves in a wind outside the Vienna International Centre hosting the United Nations (UN) headquarters and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the socalled EU 5+1 talks with Iran take place in Vienna, on July 3, 2014. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Microsoft: Iran is refining its cyber operations

Stepped up coordination among Iranian cyber actors may improve their ability to hit U.S. critical infrastructure, Microsoft researchers say.
The American actor Elijah Wood, pictured here at a Hollywood premiere in March, was one of the American actors tricked into recording videos used in a Kremlin information operation. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Russian information operation uses US celebrity Cameos to attack Zelensky

Kremlin propagandists tricked a half dozen celebrities into recording videos urging Ukraine's president to seek treatment for substance abuse.
A picture taken on November 23, 2023, shows an Israeli flag near the Dome of the Rock shrine, Islam’s third holiest site, in Jerusalem’s Old City. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

Shadowy hacking group targeting Israel shows outsized capabilities

A sophisticated campaign that has targeted Israel for at least 8 years shows evidence of improving its capabilities.
A Palestinian man walks amid the rubble of buildings hit in Israeli air strikes in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on October 24, 2023. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

Cyber operations linked to Israel-Hamas fighting gain momentum

Amid a flurry of exaggerated claims of cyber attacks, experts caution that attacks on digital systems may intensify as the conflict drags on.
Fighters from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, attend a memorial service for the leader of the brigade Ibrahim Abu Al-Naja in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on June 10, 2017, after he was killed in an “accidental explosion” earlier in the month. (SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Hamas-linked app offers window into cyber infrastructure, possible links to Iran

The administrators of a news site linked to Hamas have struggled to keep it online amid fighting with Israel.
KFAR AZA, ISRAEL – OCTOBER 10: Israeli soldiers patrol, searching for Palestinians militants near kibbutz Kfar Aza near the border with Gaza on October 10, 2023 in Kfar Gaza, Israel. (Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Savvy Israel-linked hacking group reemerges amid Gaza fighting

Predatory Sparrow, which has been linked to an attack on an Iranian steel facility last year, reemerged after a long hiatus Monday.