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US Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel: Anomali Labs Cyber Threat Brief

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On Wednesday 6th of December 2017, Donald Trump made a statement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This decision sparked international rebuke and caused both allies and adversaries to deliberate over the appropriate response.

While physical protests and demonstrations to this decision are still possible, any response will most likely be observed first from the hacktivist community. This Cyber Threat Briefing (CTB) includes a detailed discussion of the historical and political factors that have led to this momentous decision, as well as:

  • Analysis of the current cyber landscape
  • Groups and organizations most likely at risk
  • Discussion of nation-state offensives
  • Conclusions and recommendations based on potential threats