Iran and Hezbollah Hackers Launch Attacks to Influence Israel-Hamas Narrative


Hackers backed by Iran and Hezbollah staged cyber attacks designed to undercut public support for the Israel-Hamas war after October 2023.

This includes destructive attacks against key Israeli organizations, hack-and-leak operations targeting entities in Israel and the U.S., phishing campaigns designed to steal intelligence, and information operations to turn public opinion against Israel.

Iran accounted for nearly 80% of all government-backed phishing activity targeting Israel in the six months leading up to the October 7 attacks, Google said in a new report.

“Hack-and-leak and information operations remain a key component in these and related threat actors’ efforts to telegraph intent and capability throughout the war, both to their adversaries and to other audiences that they seek to influence,” the tech giant said.

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