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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
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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