Haaretz news reports
that Islamic hackers have broken into an Israeli website and got hold of the personal information from active accounts of around 300 Israelis.
Haartez quotes Roni Bachar, the manager of the cyber-attack department at Avnet Security Systems
, as saying:
There was apparently penetration of an Israeli site which cannot be determined at this stage, a site that requires identification by email address and a password, as is usual at forum, content and commercial sites.
Bachar goes on to say that it is not certain which site has been hacked but it's possibly connected to the cosmetics and beauty industry. Bachar stated that due to the small amount of information obtained, he does not believe Facebook accounts have been hacked. He also mentions that it appears from the information hacked and published that some people are using their Israeli identity numbers and phone numbers as passwords and user names.
At the beginning of 2012, as reported on Digital Journal
, a Saudi hacker published the email, Facebook and credit card accounts of thousands of Israelis and in response, Israeli hackers counter attacked