Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
A group of hackers recently published credit card data apparently stolen from Israeli company WebGate Internet Solutions.
"The group published its intentions and allegedly hacked information on a Web page titled 'Remember Emad,' an apparent reference to Imad Mughniyeh, believed to have been Hezbollah's chief of intelligence and security and the mastermind of some of the organization's deadliest attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets," write Israel Hayom's Hezi Sternlicht, Ilan Gattegno and Eran Swissa. "Mughniyeh was killed in 2008 in a car bombing in Damascus, which Hezbollah insists was caused by Israel. The Shiite terrorist group has repeatedly vowed to avenge his death."
"The data published on Wednesday included an alleged list of a thousand user names, passwords and email addresses of Israel Broadcasting Authority forum members," E Hacking News reports. "A list of credit card numbers belonging to Israelis was also released, although some of the cards were known to have expired. The hackers also claimed to have breached the page of the Presidential Conference, sponsored by President Shimon Peres, and revealed personal details about the WebGate administrator."
"The banks whose customers may have been affected by this incident have performed checks to see if the hackers’ claims are legitimate," writes Softpedia's Eduard Kovacs. "Each of them found only a few dozen credit cards that contained valid information. All of them have been immediately blocked to prevent misuse."