The U.S. and Israel announced the formation of a cybersecurity task force established to combat ransomware attacks. Both countries have agreed to share information about cyber threats and any incidents that occur. They'll also work together to train staff and develop strategies to combat attacks.
- Earlier this month, Israeli firms NSO Group and Candiru were blacklisted by the U.S. for selling spyware that was used to carry out malicious attacks.
- Last week, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said the government has no affiliation with NSO Group.
- Israel was among the 30 countries invited to a virtual ransomware summit held by the Biden administration in November.