Hackers leak ‘IDF soldiers’ private info & Israeli defense minister’s PHOTOS,’ claim to have more classified docs — RT World News

A shadowy hacking outfit calling itself “Moses Staff” has published a cache of photos and data it claims to have stolen in a cyber attack on the Israeli military, including a series of pictures of Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

The black hat group posted a series of Gantz photos on its Telegram channel and website earlier in the week. It claimed it had access to Gantz’s files. “confidential documents” on the country’s Ministry of Defense and the minister himself.

“We’ve kept an eye on you for many years, at every moment and on each step. Our surveillance has been on all of your actions and statements. Eventually, we will strike you while you never would have imagined,”They pledged more information confidential to the public, as they declared by the group “the world about the Israeli authorities’ crimes.”

Moses Staff is unsure about the source of the photographs. The images are not sensitive and show Gantz with soldiers or performing mundane tasks. A photo of another image shows the copy of a letter Gantz allegedly wrote to his Jordanian colleague, in which Gantz thanked him for all he did. “support and friendship.” 

Reports say that the hackers also leaked documents containing information about IDF soldiers and Defense Ministry personnel. These files included personal information such as names, addresses, and ID numbers.

While officials stopped short of confirming a cyber attack on the Defense Ministry, Israel’s National Cyber Directorate issued a notice on Wednesday warning of potential vulnerabilities in certain Microsoft software. 

“We call upon organizations to implement the latest critical updates that Microsoft has released to deal with these weaknesses, which is a simple, free update that can reduce the risk of this kind of attack,”According to Ynet, the Cyber Directorate stated these words.

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The Moses Staff site also has a section called “Another Section” “activities” suggests the group has carried out hacks on a variety of organizations in addition to the MOD, including Israel’s postal service and several other businesses. It claimed that it had compromised more than 165 websites and 254 servers, and had collected over 11 terabytes data. The veracity of the group’s claims could not be confirmed, and it remains unclear how the group obtained any of the material published on its website. 

Moses Staff has not yet been named. Some reports claim that the group was Iranian-based, but no evidence is available to support this. The group’s official Twitter handle was created sometime earlier this month, and – writing in Hebrew – lists its location as “Jerusalem.” 

The purported MOD breach came around the same time as a significant cyber attack in Iran earlier this week, which targeted ‘smart fuel pumps’ at gas stations across the country, effectively shutting them down. Although Iranian officials claimed the disruption resulted from a cyber attack they were unable to name any suspect.

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