Daily Israel Report

Hackers Publish Israelis' Credit Card Information

Hackers' site bearing the name of terrorist Imad Mughniyeh publishes Israelis' personal information and credit card numbers.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 8/8/2012, 11:43 PM

Hackers (illustrative)
Hackers (illustrative)
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A hackers' site bearing the name of Hizbullah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, who was killed in 2008, published on Wednesday databases that were stolen from the Israeli storage company Webgate and which include personal information and credit card numbers of Israelis.

Channel 10 News reported that, in addition to the credit card numbers, photos of checks and photo IDs were published in some cases. The information published is likely real, but the report said that in many cases the credit card numbers that were published are ones that have expired.

The Isracard credit card company said in response, “A file containing 1,500 records was exposed, of which only 49 were identified as active cards belonging to Isracard. The cards were immediately blocked and the customers will be informed tomorrow morning.”

The company further stated that “Isracard is running a minisite on its website for customers who are still concerned so they can quickly check their card numbers. Isracard is liable for any damages caused by credit card abuse.”

In January, a person who claimed to be a Saudi hacker published the credit card information of some 400,000 Israelis. It was later revealed that the number of charge card accounts that had been hacked is about 15,000.

Israeli hackers later “returned the favor” by publishing a list containing the names and credit card details of citizens of Saudi Arabia.

Imad Mughniyeh was killed in an explosion in Damascus on 2008, as he was planning a major terrorist attack. Hizbullah has blamed Israel for his death.