Israeli Media Says Iran May Be behind Cyberattack on Company Serving Major Names in Israeli Tech

The Israeli daily Haaretz claimed that the ransomware attack against the Israeli call center service company Voicenter earlier this week indicated motives beyond money, including possible Iranian involvement.

According to Haaretz, the company said, in a widely distributed text message, that on Saturday “a cyberattack on our systems was discovered which was executed by a group of foreign hackers, but to the best of our knowledge no data was leaked from the organization during the incident.”

“Though the company’s announcement stated that none of the company’s information was breached, that turned out to be inaccurate. The hacker posted online that he is offering to sell some 15 terabytes of information from the company’s servers. The cloud-based call center service provider counts companies like MobileEye, eToro, Check Point and Similar Web among its clients.”

“The company halted service following the attack and decided to disconnect its systems.”

“Initially, this seemed to be a ransomware attack, as the hacker sought an increasing amount of money in exchange for the information: from 15 to 35 Bitcoin (about $636,150-$1.48 million.) However, there is increasing evidence suggesting that the attack is part of an Iranian campaign whose goal is to embarrass ‘Israel’ through cyberattacks.”

Source: Al-Manar English Website

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