November 24, 2021 — Eric Swotinsky
Incident reports

Moses Staff hacker group targets Israeli organizations

Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud

A new politically-motivated hacker group by the name of Moses Staff has been linked to a wave of attacks against Israeli corporations and government bodies.

The group has targeted multiple organizations, including the Israeli government, from whom they claim to have stolen stolen 22 TB of 3D photographs of Israel. The group appears to have ties to Pay2Key and BlackShadow, other cybercrime outfits with politically-driven attack patterns.

So far, the Moses Staff gang has not demanded a ransom for the return of stolen data — they're simply encrypting it on affected systems and releasing exfiltrated files through their leak site and the Telegram messaging platform.

Even when new groups emerge with new forms of malware, Acronis Cyber Protect can identify and block them. Its advanced, threat-agnostic detection engine recognizes malware based on the malicious behaviors these programs attempt to execute.