A top Israeli official said over the weekend that cyberattacks are akin to terrorism and threatened aggressive action against those who recently posted online personal information belonging to Israelis.
The message from Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon comes after a hacker with the alias “0x Omar,” posted online thousands of credit card details belonging to Israelis.
0x Omar claimed to be affiliated with the Saudi Arabian hacking group known as Group-xp.
Speaking Saturday morning at a cultural forum in the city of Beersheba, Ayalon said Israel would “retaliate forcefully” against online miscreants who attack the Jewish state, according to English-language Israeli news site Ynetnews.
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“There was one woman who got scammed for over a million dollars, her whole retirement nest egg,” Farquhar says.
The CR survey found that 35 percent of respondents who’ve tried online dating felt they had been grossly misled by someone’s online profile, and 12 percent said they’d been scammed.
"We have hacked a lot of Israeli servers and extracted a lot of information about Israeli people," the hacker boasted in a post on the text hosting site Paste Bay.
"We decided to give the world a new year gift, about 400,000 Israeli people information!!!
Not even a week after the initial disclosure, the hacker struck again, releasing the credit card details of 6,000 active accounts, according to a report in citing Yoram Hacohen, the head of Israel’s data protection agency.