Following the recent theft of personal data on 400,000 Israelis by Saudi Arabian hackers, an Israeli offical has compared the attack to terrorism.

"Such cyber attacks are 'a breach of sovereignty comparable to a terrorist operation, and must be treated as such,' deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon said in a speech, adding that Israel had not yet ruled out the possibility that the hacking had been carried out by a group 'more organised and sophisticated ... than a lone youth,'" writes IT PRO's Dan Williams.

"'Israel has active capabilities for striking at those who are trying to harm it, and no agency or hacker will be immune from retaliatory action,' he said, without elaborating," Williams writes.

Go to "Israel pledges credit card hack revenge" to read the details.

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