A Palestinian man walks amid the rubble of buildings hit in Israeli air strikes in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on October 24, 2023. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)

Cyber operations linked to Israel-Hamas fighting gain momentum

Amid a flurry of exaggerated claims of cyber attacks, experts caution that attacks on digital systems may intensify as the conflict drags on.
Fighters from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement, attend a memorial service for the leader of the brigade Ibrahim Abu Al-Naja in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on June 10, 2017, after he was killed in an “accidental explosion” earlier in the month. (SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images)

Hamas-linked app offers window into cyber infrastructure, possible links to Iran

The administrators of a news site linked to Hamas have struggled to keep it online amid fighting with Israel.
KFAR AZA, ISRAEL – OCTOBER 10: Israeli soldiers patrol, searching for Palestinians militants near kibbutz Kfar Aza near the border with Gaza on October 10, 2023 in Kfar Gaza, Israel. (Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Savvy Israel-linked hacking group reemerges amid Gaza fighting

Predatory Sparrow, which has been linked to an attack on an Iranian steel facility last year, reemerged after a long hiatus Monday.
US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas at a joint news conference with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard and Mexican Security Secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez at the State Department in Washington on October 13. Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

DHS warns of malicious AI use against critical infrastructure

The DHS report warns of state-backed hackers using AI for both malware development and election interference.