Exploit: Nation-State Hacking
Bar Ilan University: Institution of Higher Learning
Risk to Business: 1.111 = Severe
A cyberattack that targeted Israel’s Bar Ilan University over the weekend was likely launched by Chinese threat actors as part of a massive attack against Israeli targets in varied sectors. In a report released by FireEye, the incident is categorized as part of a large-scale Chinese attack on Israel, in itself part of a broader campaign that targeted Iran, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Thailand.
Individual Impact: There has not yet been an announcement that employee, customer, or consumer personal or financial information was compromised in this incident but the investigation is ongoing.
Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Nation-state threat actors frequently use ransomware to strike at their targets because it is cheap and effective.