Last Updated: Wed Jan 04, 2012 00:31 am (KSA) 21:31 pm (GMT)

Saudi hackers expose credit card details of thousands of Israelis

A group of Saudi hackers leaked credit card details and other personal information of thousands of Israelis. (File)
A group of Saudi hackers leaked credit card details and other personal information of thousands of Israelis. (File)

Saudi hackers named Group-XP broke into Israel’s major sports website, One.co.il, claiming to have leaked personal information of 400,000 Israelis, but credit card companies in the Jewish state say the number was less than 20,000.

One member of the hacking group claimed that the leaked information contained credit card details, including expiration dates, security codes, addresses, telephone and social security numbers.

“We have hacked a lot of Israeli servers and extracted a lot of information about Israeli people,” hacker ‘OxOmar” wrote in a post on the text hosting site PasteBay.

“We decided to give the world a new year gift, about 400,000+ Israeli people information!!!”

The group claimed to have 1 million Israeli social security numbers and that it would release more later.

Israe’s Yediot Ahronot reported that Most Israelis on the “One” list say their personal information leaked were accurate, but the credit card details were false.

“The list includes many Israeli celebrities, including athletes and cultural figures. A number of them told Ynet the leaked credit card numbers were not theirs,” Ynet reported.

The Israeli publication reported that Bank of Israel announced an investigation into the incident.

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