[ISN] Israel Likens Credit Card Breach to Terrorist Act

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 01:48:29 -0600 (CST)

By Fahmida Y. Rashid

Israeli officials are investigating the recent cyber-attack that 
resulted in the theft of thousands of credit card numbers. At least one 
Israeli government official has promised to retaliate against the 
perpetrators of that attack that he described as "comparable to a 
terrorist operation."

Israeli officials are investigating a recent cyber-attack that resulted 
in the theft and exposure of thousands of credit card numbers belonging 
to Israeli citizens.

The attack was a "breach of sovereignty comparable to a terrorist 
operation, and must be treated as such," deputy foreign minister Danny 
Ayalon told BBC.

An individual using the name 0xOmar leaked details of thousands of 
credit card numbers online, according to a Jan. 2 statement on PasteBay. 
0xOmar claimed to be affiliated with Group-xp, a known hacking group 
based in Saudi Arabia. Israel's data protection agency is investigating 
the incident and is considering asking Interpol for assistance, Yoram 
Hacohen, head of Israel's data protection agency, told the Associated 
Press Jan. 6.


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