November 16, 2021 at 08:38PM

Watering hope incident | United Kingdom | Cyber-War: Advanced cyber warfare group hacked a popular UK new site ‘Middle East Eye’ that often posts content disapproved by GCC / Middle East countries. The site is blocked in many Middle Eastern nations.

The hacked site served malicious JavaScript that ran in systems of the visitors of the compromised site. The attack vector was based from a known criminal group; ‘Candiru’ which is declared criminal by the United States and is under sanctions. Candiru is another Cyber-Crime syndicate from Israel that operates under Israeli weapons control laws.

This attack apparently stems out from one of the customers of this state-sponsored criminal organisation.

Details about Candiru sanctions: