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Hackers Breach Israeli’s Defense Ministry Computers, Steal Sensitive Information For Sale

Hackers obtained extensive data but would only consider selling it if Israel agreed to release 500 Palestinian prisoners, reports Israel Hayom daily

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A hacker group claimed to have breached the Israeli Defense Ministry’s computers and obtained sensitive information.

Security sources confirmed to Israel Hayom daily on Tuesday that there had been indeed a breach into the ministry’s computers.

The hacker group that made the claims on Telegram asserted that it had successfully accessed data from the Defense Ministry’s computer systems, the daily added.

Among the documents allegedly belonging to the Defense Ministry were “communications and orders,” which the hackers offered for sale for 50 bitcoins (about $3.45 million).

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Moreover, the Israeli daily reported that the hackers had obtained extensive data but would only consider selling it if Israel agreed to release 500 Palestinian prisoners.

Security sources confirmed to Israel Hayom daily that the breach of the ministry’s systems had occurred, but they did not specify whether the stolen data was sensitive.


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