MK warns credit card hacking is 'red flag' for government

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January 3, 2012 12:47

 
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The leaking of thousands of Israelis' credit card information is a red flag for the Israeli government, MK Dov Henin (Hadash) warned on Tuesday in a letter to Minister of the Interior Eli Yishai (Shas).

Speaking the day after a group of hackers posted the credit card details of thousands of Israelis on a sports website, Henin stressed the danger of collecting information for a national biometric database.

"Again we witness the breaching of a secure database. The State of Israel has no reason to create unnecessary databases," he said, explaining that while credit cards can be replaced, fingerprints cannot.

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