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Israel calls hack 'breach of sovereignty', vows to hit back

The hacking attack could have been backed by Hamas, as the group has welcome the data breach.

Following the attack on credit card companies by Saudi hackers, Israel has decided to hit back.

Saudi hackers claimed to acquired confidential credit card information of about 400,000 Israelis.
Later the number compromised was found to be less, and banks took immediate measures to minimize the damage.

Israel has taken the attack seriously. Comparing it to a terrorist attack, the country said that it a “breach of sovereignty”.

Counter attack
Israel’s deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon said they have got striking power and no organization, agency or hacker is immune and anyone who tries to target them will face consequences.

The hacker who compromised credit card information online has been identified as a 19-year-old UAE citizen who is currently working and studying in Mexico.

The hacking attack could have been backed by Hamas, as the group has welcome the data breach.

Hamas urged Arab youth to use all means available in the virtual world to attack Israel and ignore the cowardly threats issued by the government.

The hacker
The hacker who compromised credit card information online has been identified as a 19-year-old UAE citizen who is currently working and studying in Mexico.

The hacker, who calls himself OxOmar, said on Thursday that he leaked the credit card information on 40,000 Israelis.