'Saudi hacker disseminates third harmful file'

"0xOmar" reportedly spreads Trojan horse malware; file contains no new information, can damage computers than run it.

January 6, 2012 18:52
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The Saudi hacker going by the username "0xOmar", has disseminated a third file containing Trojan horse malware, Israel Radio reported Friday.

The file reportedly contains no new information and can damage computers that run it.

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Hackers post 1000s of Israeli credit card numbers

On Thursday the hacker released almost 11,000 new Israeli credit card numbers and personal contact details, following the
publication of around 15,000 numbers earlier this week. 

Credit card companies were examining the latest list and were prepared to cancel any affected cards for phone or internet use, as well as issue new cards.

The new file that has been released contains full details of credit cards, including expiry date and CVVs (the three digits on the back of the card), full names, addresses, and telephone numbers, according to a Globes report. The file also contains e-mail addresses and passwords. Additionally, e-mail account passwords have been verified as genuine, allowing anyone with the information to break into inboxes without difficulty, according to the report.

The hacker, from "group-xp" released a statement indicating that he will release the rest of the database which contains a further 60,000 credit cards. He also
threatened to release other sensitive information, such as "data I have downloaded from Israeli military contractor companies...  I'm thinking to start doing it from an Israeli company which creates jammers and eavesdropping devices."

The message, posted on the 'uncensored text hosting' website Pastebin, contained numerous anti-Israel and anti-Semitic references. The hacker repeatedly referred to the "Zionist lobby" and the "Jewish lobby" throughout the post.

The Bank of Israel on Tuesday reassured customers that they would not bear responsibility for fraudulent use of their cards.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report

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