Hackers managed to breach the computer networks of the Israeli military in an espionage operation.
The hackers sent emails to numerous military addresses that claimed to show breaking military news, or, in some cases, an excerpt featuring "Girls of the Israel Defense Forces."
Some of the emails included attachments that established "back doors" for later access by the hackers and modules that could download and run additional programs, according to Blue Coat.
In February, Kaspersky Lab researchers said they found what they considered the first "advanced" Arabic-speaking hacking group, which they labeled Desert Falcons.
Kaspersky said the group operated from Palestine, Egypt and Turkey and claimed about 3,000 victims in 50 countries, targeting military, government, media, and activist computers.