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Hackers Target Israeli Sites, Expose Personal Data

DATA LOSS—ISRAEL

January 4, 2012

Hackers have infiltrated multiple Israeli-based websites, exposing the information of hundreds of thousands of users online, reports Haaretz.com. One hacker said he revealed names, phone numbers and credit card details and alluded to political reasons for the attack, claiming to be part of the Saudi hacker group Group-XP; however, some of the hacked websites say only the names of users were exposed, and the credit card companies say the number of records exposed is around 14,000. One cyber defense expert said these attacks can be prevented by employing more stringent security measures such as PCI DSS, which, he says, many Israeli organizations do not use.
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