An Israeli cybersecurity firm says a Hezbollah-linked network, Lebanese Cedar APT, has breached 250 companies worldwide, including in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the United States.
“Our report reveals a partial list of the companies that the group has attacked. The target companies are from many countries including: The United States, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority. We assess that there are many more companies that have been hacked and that valuable information was stolen from these companies over periods of months and years,” says Clearsky Cyber Security in a report.
“Most of the victims we identified are from the Telecommunications and IT industry, Hosting providers, Communications companies and Managed Hosting and Applications companies,” it says.
The hackers may be affiliated with the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon, the report says. “We endorse Check Point’s strong case attributing Lebanese Cedar APT to the Lebanese government or a political group in Lebanon. Moreover, there are several indications that link Lebanese Cedar APT to the Hezbollah Cyber Unit.”