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Israel’s Bar Ilan University Data Is Being Erased by Cybercriminals

Exploit: Nation-State Hacking

Bar Ilan University: Institution of Higher Learning

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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.