Facebook Takes Action Against 2 Groups of Hackers Based in Palestine

One was linked to the Preventive Security Service and the other to threat actor Arid Viper


Facebook took action against two separate groups of hackers based in Palestine, removing their ability to use their infrastructure to abuse its platform, distribute malware and hack accounts across the internet.

Director of threat disruption David Agranovich and head of cyber espionage investigations Mike Dvilyanski said in a Newsroom post Thursday that one network was linked to the Preventive Security Service (the Palestinian Authority’s internal intelligence organization), while the other was linked to a threat actor known as Arid Viper.

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