Israeli Defense Ministry Thwarts Lazarus Cyber Attack Against Defense Industries in Israel
August 13, 2020
Israeli Commissioner for Defense in the Defense System (MLMB), in
cooperation with other bodies in the defense community, thwarted a cyber
attack against leading defense industries in the State of Israel.
The attackers impersonated managers, senior human resources departments and representatives of international companies and approached leading defense industry workers in Israel in an attempt to develop a dialogue with them and entice them with various job offers.
the process of submitting the job offers, the attackers tried to infect
the computers of Israeli industry workers and infiltrate the companies'
networks in order to gather sensitive security information. For the
purpose of the attack, the attackers even used legitimate websites of
other companies and industries without their knowledge.