Saudi hackers claim data theft from ‘400k Israelis’

Hackers boast that data dump contains details of alleged Zionists and donations to rabbis

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Saudi hackers claim data theft from ‘400k Israelis’ The stolen data includes names and credit card numbers
By  Daniel Shane Published  January 4, 2012

Hackers in Saudi Arabia claim they have stolen and leaked on to the internet credit card data belonging to 400,000 Israeli citizens.

According to a newspaper article in Israel daily Haaretz, a Saudi collective calling itself Group-XP claimed earlier this week it had obtained the data after successfully penetrating a leading Israeli sports website,

The mass of stolen data also includes personal addresses, names, phone numbers and ID numbers of individuals registered with the site, the newspaper reports. It also allegedly contained details of individuals identified as ‘Zionists' and those who had donated cash to rabbis.

However, credit card companies in Israel have disputed Group-XP's claims, saying that repetitions meant that the dump contained data belonging to just 14,000 citizens.

Users who accessed the website this Monday were said to be redirected to a page on, where a message left by one of the hackers encouraged visitors to download a file containing the stolen data.

The message also said that the hackers' target was to obtain credit card data belonging to a total of one million Israeli citizens.

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