Reportedly, a new hacker group has been targeting Israeli organizations at large and hacking the systems. The group, named Moses Staff has taken the responsibility for numerous hacking attacks being done on large Israeli organizations.
The twist is that the hacker group is not asking for any ransom in exchange for all the attacks. Researchers suggest that these attacks might link with some political reasons.
The threat actors have repeatedly caused damage to Israeli systems in the past couple of months, infiltrating networks and encrypting files, and then leaking the stolen copies to the public.
Reports also say that based on the history of attacks, the main aim of the attacker group feels like to be causing as much damage as possible, exposing sensitive data and corporate secrets. For this to happen, Moses’ Staff is constantly leaking data on various sites to cause damage.
Although the actor is new by name, it may have links to ‘Pay2Key’ or ‘BlackShadow,’ who have the same political motivation and targeting scope.
“In September 2021, the hacker group Moses Staff began targeting Israeli organizations, joining a wave of attacks which was started about a year ago by the Pay2Key and BlackShadow attack groups,” the researchers explain in their report.According to the reports of Bleeping Computer
The main aim of these types of groups is to tarnish the image of the country by destroying the public presence.