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Pay2Key Hackers Steals Data from Intel’s Habana Labs

Pay2Key hackers have been attacking several Israeli companies with ransomware since November this year. Intel’s Habana Labs was the most recent victim of these data breaches. The threat actors have also uploaded the stolen content on their site, as is usual with this sort of hacks. Want to know more about the incident? In this article at Bleeping Computer, Lawrence Abrams narrates how the Pay2Key hackers threatened the company and leaked the data online.

Workings of Pay2Key Hackers

Intel bought Habana Labs in 2019 for $2 billion. The Pay2Key hackers claimed that the AI processer developing firm had seventy-two hours to prevent the data leak. After which, the attackers uploaded the company’s sensitive documents on their site. Windows domain account details, DNS zone data, file listing, business files, and source code snapshots were among them.

What’s the Intention?

It is believed that the Pay2Key hackers did not do it to get hefty ransom money from their victims. Their sole purpose was to cause mayhem for the Israeli companies. Check Point and Profero cybersecurity firms revealed that Iranian cybercriminals are behind the series of attacks ripping those businesses apart.

The Israeli media informed that Amital, an Israeli shipping and cargo software firm, was also attacked this week. The hackers caught hold of forty of the company’s customer accounts. They then used the data for a supply chain attack soon after.

There is a strong link between IOCs and former attacks by Pay2Key hackers, according to Israeli cybersecurity companies Profero and Security Joes. Another cyber gang BlackShadow hacked into Israeli insurance firm Shirbit. While the patterns are similar, these data breaches have not been traced back to the Pay2Key hackers. However, Profero CEO Omri Moyal is recommending all the Israeli companies to enhance their cybersecurity defense wall.

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Indrani Roy

Indrani Roy is currently working as a Content Specialist for CAI Info India. She has knowledge in writing blogs, product descriptions, brand information, and coming up with new marketing concepts. Indrani has also transcribed, subtitled, edited, and proofread various Hollywood movies, TV series, documentaries, etc., and performed audio fidelity checks. She started her career by articulating a knowledge base for an IT client, and, eventually, went on to create user manuals and generate content for a software dashboard. Writing being one of her passions, reading books is naturally her favorite pastime. When not lost in the world of letters, she is a foodie, movie buff, and a theater critic.

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