Amid the escalating tensions in the Israel-Hamas conflict, Check Point Research’s (CPR) team has unearthed a new variant of a multi-platform backdoor SysJoker. According to CPR, which has been monitoring the cybersecurity activities in the two countries, SysJoker malware was used by a Hamas-affiliated APT (advanced persistent threat) group to target Israel recently.
For your information, SysJoker was discovered by Intezer in 2021. It is a multi-platform backdoor, which means it can target Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. The malware has been under active evolution since its discovery and today it is equipped with a range of tactics to evade detection. The new SysJoker variant is written in Rust language.