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Saudi hackers who identified themselves as part of the online Anonymous network claimed on Monday to have hacked and leaked files containing personal details, including credit card information , belonging to more than 400,000 ‘Israelis’.
A hacker claiming to be a member of a group of Saudi hackers called Group-XP, hacked into ‘Israel’s’ leading sports website – One, and posted what he claims is the personal information – including credit card numbers – of hundreds of thousands of ‘Israelis’.
The ‘Bank of Israel’ has announced that the reported Saudi theft of ‘Israeli’ credit card numbers is under investigation.
Saudi hackers called on surfers to use the details in order to purchase goods online. “It will be so fun to see 400,000 Israelis stand in line outside banks and offices of credit card companies to complain that their cards had been stolen. To see banks shred 400,000 cards and reissue them. To see that ‘Israeli’ cards are not accepted around the world, like the Nigerian cards,” the hackers wrote.
The hackers, who called the cyber-attack a “gift to the world for the New Year,” broke into the “ONE” sports website and announced they had leaked the information. They also attached a link to a webpage from which the data could be downloaded.
People who visited One’s website, on Monday, were redirected to a page on pastebay.com, where a message by a hacker who identified himself as ‘xOmar 0′ suggesting visitors download a linked file containing a database of Israelis and their personal information, including names, addresses, and credit card, telephone, and ID numbers.
The file included a number of lists with the details of tens of thousands of persons. One of the lists included what the hackers termed 65 Zionists, who purchased products from a website called Judaism. Another list included the details of 500 people who donated to rabbis. The list includes many Israeli celebrities, including athletes and cultural figures.
According to the message posted by the Saudi hacker, ‘’they hacked into multiple ‘Israeli’ websites, in which ‘Israelis’ frequently purchase products with credit cards. According to him the group’s objective was to reach the credit card numbers of one million ‘Israelis’.
“We decided to give the world a gift for the New Year – the personal information of 400 thousand Israelis,” the hacker wrote.