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The Bank of Israel reassured customers Tuesday that they would not
bear responsibility for fraudulent use of their cards,
following the online exposure of credit card details Monday night. Approximately
6,600 of the cards belonged to Isracard company customers. The credit
card company advised that customers whose information was exposed would
be notified and have their Internet capabilities frozen.
details of some 15,000 Israeli credit cards were posted on the One
sports website by an international group of hackers. The group targeted
three credit card companies: Isracard, Leumi Card and Cal. The Bank of Israel clarified that victims of the incident would be protected under the Debit Card Law.
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The bank confirmed that the credit card companies have
identified the cards of the customers whose details were exposed on the
Internet, and that the cards have been blocked for use in Internet and
The Banking Supervision Department recommended that
customers examine charges on their credit card statements and report any
problem to the relevant company as soon as possible.
Card reported that 4,000 of its customers' credit card details were
posted. The company has restricted the affected cards' Internet
capabilities and was set to contact cardholders on Tuesday.
Both companies said that victims of identity theft would be compensated.
Saudi hackers claimed Monday to have published the credit card details of 400,000 Israelis.
The hackers published the list of cards, names and other personal details in a 30 megabyte file containing the details on the One sports website, which was hacked.
Israeli credit card companies have urged
their customers to remain calm, and said they are taking all the required
steps to secure credit accounts.
Isracard added a tool on its website to allow customers to check if
their credit card information was compromised in the stolen information (www.isracard.co.il
Visa CAL announced that it would suspend all accounts that were listed
in the post, contact the affected customers Tuesday and issue new credit
According to Army Radio, the hackers encouraged readers to use the
information posted online to make purchases, and said they would
continue to publish more account information already in their
The hackers also published details of tens of thousands of Jews living around the world, Maariv reported.
reports have suggested that the figures were stolen from coupon
websites. Many of the credit card figures repeat themselves.
Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report