According to Ynet news
, Saudi web users are lauding over the upset that a hacking scheme caused to Israeli credit card
holders this morning.
The news site quotes one talkbacker as writing 'Jews are the most despicable, Hitler was right.'
The official news agency of Saudi Arabia did not mention the hacking of an Israeli sports website in order to obtain personal and credit card information but many electronic news sites made the story headline news.
One Internet site received 10,000 hits for the credit card story and reactions were generally aggressive towards Jews and Israel.
Ynet quotes remarks being made such as:
"Well done naughty boy…the Jews are the most despicable people…Hitler was right in what he said," one talkbacker wrote. "The Jews are the filthiest people on earth and the lowest among mankind. They deserve to be killed."
In contrast, some talkbacks claimed that theft was forbidden according to Islam and remarked:
"This is a distortion of Islam which does not command to hurt the people of the book (the Jews) as long as they don’t hurt us. True, they are Zionists and our biggest enemies but we must not damage their property," one talkbacker wrote.
One web surfer criticised the hacking and together with quoting from the Koran wrote "With all due respect, this thing is unjustified both religiously and morally."
According to Haaretz news
, 14,000 Israelis were affected. Among those whose credit card details were revealed is Labour party leader Shelly Yachimovich
Besides One.co.il., websites that were hacked include, sale365.co.il, bizmakebiz.co.il and ezpay.co.il. The latter claims to use a more secure standard called PCI DSS.
According to Maglan Internet Defense Technologies
, more than one hacker was involved and could be citizens of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Croatia.