A hacker utilizing the title Sangkancil has claimed to have stolen the private info of seven million Israelis.
The attacker stated he stole the information from the CITY4U web site, which is utilized by native authorities in Israel to course of funds reminiscent of property taxes, fines and utility payments. Israel’s present population is a few 9.4 million.
If the claims are legitimate, the hack can be probably the most extreme breaches of privateness in Israel’s historical past.
The Nationwide Cyber Directorate stated it was investigating the hacker’s claims, however that the doc leak was seemingly previous info.
The attacker first claimed to have hacked Israeli municipalities on Sunday in a publish on the Telegram messaging software.
Beginning Monday, he launched photos of paperwork he stated backed up his claims, together with Israeli id playing cards, driver’s licenses and tax payments. The paperwork have been despatched out on Telegram and on-line hacking boards.
The attacker supplied the information on the market with out disclosing the asking worth, and hinted he could reveal extra info within the coming days.
“That is my first shock for the Jewish new yr. Take pleasure in!” the attacker wrote, referring to this week’s Rosh Hashanah vacation.
Sang Kancil is the title of a collection of fables fashionable in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The alleged assault seems much like a hack of Israel’s Shirbit insurance coverage firm final yr and comes amid a worldwide uptick in ransomware assaults.
Within the Shirbit assault, a hacking group calling itself Black Shadow broke into the insurance coverage agency, stealing consumer particulars and demanding a ransom or it will publish the information to the web. The corporate refused to pay and the hackers later stated that they had sold the information on the darkish internet.