May 11, 2024 1 min read

On October 7, 2023, amid a real-world conflict, Israeli websites providing critical information and alerts to civilians on rocket attacks were hit by a series of DDoS attacks. Cloudflare systems detected and mitigated these attacks, which were as intense as 1M requests per second. Pro-Palestinian hacktivist groups also targeted various Israeli websites and apps, including compromising an app alerting civilians about incoming rockets by sending fake alerts. Cloudflare's Threat Operations team discovered malicious mobile applications impersonating legitimate alert apps, which could access sensitive user data. These cyberattacks occurred alongside physical threats, creating a complex situation for Cloudflare and the affected organizations to manage, emphasizing the intersection of physical and cybersecurity domains during times of conflict.


"id": "clo420051124",
"linkid": "cloudflare",
"type": "Cyber Attack",
"date": "10/2023",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "8",
"explanation": "Attack that could bring to a war"

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