Hacktivist Group Claims Cyberattack On Israeli Universities

The hacktivist group Ghosts of Palestine has claimed responsibility for the cyberattack on Israeli universities targeting prominent educational institutions.

The list of targets includes the Weizmann Institute of Science, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Ben Gurion University, University of Haifa, and Bar Ilan University.

The group made its declaration about the cyberattack on Israeli universities via a post on the dark web titled “BIG ISRAELI UNIVERSITY CYBER ATTACK,” asserting their actions as a response to Israel’s alleged genocidal campaign in Gaza and drawing attention to the dire situation in Sudan.

In-detail: Cyberattack on Israeli Universities 

In a message posted on the dark web, the Ghosts of Palestine asserted their cyberattack as a protest against Israel’s perceived genocidal campaign on Gaza and drew attention to the dire situation in Sudan. Signed off as “Anonymous Sudan,” the group claimed responsibility for any damage inflicted on Israeli universities, citing collateral damage in their pursuit of drawing global attention to their cause.

Source: Twitter

The extent of the cyberattack on Israeli universities and any compromised data remains undisclosed by the hacktivist group, leaving Israeli authorities and educational institutions grappling with the aftermath of the breach if happened.

Previous Cyberattack on Israel

This latest cyberattack on Israeli universities comes amidst a surge in cyber aggression orchestrated by various hacker collectives, united under the banner of “Rise Of The Leaders.” Spearheaded by the IRoX Team-Elite Hackers, this collaboration aims to mobilize Muslim cyber warriors in launching coordinated cyber assaults against Israel.

Meanwhile, reports indicate that the Israeli government has become a prime target in the crosshairs of multiple hacking groups, including Anonymous Sudan, KillNet, and Moroccan Black Cyber. These cyber adversaries have officially declared a “cyber war” on Israel, posing a significant threat to its digital sovereignty and infrastructure

Amidst the cyber onslaught, the conflict between Hamas and Israel has extended into cyberspace, with pro-Hamas hacker groups launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeting Israeli government and private websites.

While these cyberattacks on Israel have caused temporary disruptions, they have not had a lasting impact on Israel’s digital defenses. However, the escalation of cyber warfare highlights the severity of geopolitical tensions in the region, with cyberattacks serving as a weapon of choice for both state and non-state actors.

In response to the ongoing conflict, diplomatic efforts led by the United States, Qatar, and Egypt aim to secure a ceasefire and the release of hostages held by Hamas. Meanwhile, Ireland and Spain have called for the European Commission to assess Israel’s human rights compliance in Gaza, highlighting the international ramifications of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

As the cyber battlefield continues to evolve, the Israeli government and cybersecurity agencies remain vigilant in defending against cyber threats, emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity measures in safeguarding national security and digital infrastructure.

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