Israeli Universities Hit by Supply Chain Cyberattack Campaign


Iranian hacktivists executed a supply chain attack on Israeli universities by initially breaching systems of a local technology provider to the academic sector.

The self-styled Lord Nemesis group boasted online that it used credentials snatched from Rashim Software to break into the systems of the vendor’s clients, universities, and colleges in Israel. The hack-and-leak operation began on or around November 2023, according to Op Innovate, an incident response firm that assisted one of the victim universities. According to the firm, it is “highly likely” that student data of that institution was exposed as a result of the cyberattack.

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