//Blogs - 23 Oct 2023

Cyber Threat Against Australia by IRoX Team

The recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Hamas has not only led to a surge in physical violence but has also raised concerns about the potential for increased cyber-attacks.
As the conflict intensifies, Australia as a close ally of Israel has been targeted by a threat actor group named ‘IRoX Team’ [1][2][3].
According to emerging reports, Australia has been identified as a specific target for potential cyber-attacks on October 25 [1].
These attacks are expected to involve Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) techniques [2][3].
While the credibility of the reports is unknown to us, we strongly recommend that our members enhance their vigilance and situational awareness during this period of uncertainty.
We also encourage our members to practice good cyber hygiene to ensure the security of their systems and promptly report any suspicious activities or information to the relevant authorities for further investigation.
[1] https://cyberknow.substack.com/p/irox-team-declares-global-hacktivist
[2] https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/oct/11/israel-hamas-war-cyber-attacks-cyberx
[3] https://cybercx.com.au/blog/hamas-israel-conflict/