Israel Says Iran Was Behind DarkBit Ransomware Attack on The Technion
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Israel's National Cyber Directorate said the DarkBit hackers who broke into the servers of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa last month were directed by Iran.
At the time of the attack, the group announced that "the Technion refuses to take our compassionate offer seriously while continuing to listen to the advisors of the racist government." The hackers demanded an amount of 104 bitcoins ($2.33 million) for the data's return.
However, following a joint investigation by the Technion and the National Cyber Directorate, authorities now believe the attack was orchestrated by the Iranian Defense Ministry-linked hacking group MuddyWater. (Israel National News)
Related: Bloomberg, Haaretz, JNS.org
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