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Manipulation, Disruption & Espionage: the 2019 Israeli Elections

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On Tuesday 9 April 2019 Israel will be holding early legislative elections for members of the 21st Knesset, the unicameral national legislature which holds 120 seats. The elections are of significant importance at both national and regional levels and are highly likely to have attracted the attention of various cyber actors. Various operations are likely to be conducted, with manipulation, disruption and espionage that promise to be at the forefront of the electoral race.

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Hello! My name is Delilah.

Hello! My name is Delilah.

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Earlier this year it was reported that security researchers at an Israeli-based security firm had identified the first insider threat Trojan. The malware is considered a game changer, allowing cyber criminals to recruit insiders using the concepts of cyber extortion and social engineering. The backdoor Trojan, which was given the name Delilah, is believed to be in its development stage with cyber-criminals working on enhancing its features and capabilities.

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