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Iran suspect in cyberattack targeting Israeli shipping, financial firms

Iran has increased its cyberattacks against Israel in the past year, according to several observers.
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A Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity firm said on Tuesday that several Israeli companies sustained a cyberattack that was likely orchestrated by Iran.

ClearSky Cyber Security said that at least eight Israeli websites were targeted in a “watering hole attack.” This occurs when the actor infects a website that a specific group uses. The firm said the attack was “highly likely to be orchestrated by a nation-state actor from Iran.” A variety of financial services, shipping, logistics and other companies were targeted, according to ClearSky’s report.

“Currently, the campaign focuses on shipping and logistics companies, aligning with Iran’s focus on the sector for the past three years,” said ClearSky.

The firm scanned the websites and detected the attacks in April of this year, though some of the websites were infected as far back as May of 2022, per the report. 

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