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Windows, Linux Systems Targeted in Pro-Hamas BiBi Wiper Malware Attack
Researchers have discovered a new variant of BiBi malware attacks targeting Israeli Windows and Linux systems, resulting in data wipes. Alerts were sent out by Israel’s (Cyber Emergency Response Team) CERT to help potential target organizations prevent attacks by threat actors.
The attacks are found to be a part of the growing pro-Hamas cyber offensive that has been targeting multiple business sectors in Israel. Researchers from Palo Alto have stated that the attacks had been strongly connected to an Iranian group known as the Agonizing Serpents.
Researchers at SecurityJoes and ESET have detected BiBi Wiper versions since late October. However, initial attacks only targeted Linux systems, disrupting operations and causing irreversible data corruption.