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Anonymous claims to have breached into IDF systems, compromising more than 233,000 files

Anonymous claims to have breached into IDF systems, compromising more than 233,000 files
By Yagiz Efe Parmaksiz
Apr 19, 2024 10:29 PM

Anonymous infiltrates the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) network and is set to reveal sensitive military documents, claiming control over 20 gigabytes of data, including over 233,000 files

Anonymous, the well-known hacker collective, announced on Friday that it had successfully infiltrated the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) network and is poised to unveil what it describes as sensitive military documents. The group asserts control over a substantial cache of data, amounting to over 20 gigabytes, comprising more than 233,000 files, including PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and other formats.

Accompanying their announcement is a video showcasing excerpts from PowerPoint presentations purportedly featuring IDF personnel. The slides prominently display logos of various General Staff departments. However, the authenticity of the documents highlighted in the video remains uncertain, raising questions about the veracity of the group’s claims.

In response to the purported breach, IDF security assessments downplay the likelihood of a significant compromise, suggesting the potential use of psychological warfare tactics by the hackers. The IDF emphasizes the stringent security measures in place within its computer systems, which are classified at multiple levels. While acknowledging the breach, the IDF posits that if any unauthorized access did occur, it likely originated from civilian computers, potentially violating established regulations.

This recent declaration follows a similar claim earlier this month by an anonymous source alleging to have breached the Justice Ministry’s systems. The source reported acquiring a vast trove of data totaling 300 gigabytes, including the personal information of listed individuals. The hackers, operating under the Anonymous banner since 2003, reiterated their intent to “destroy the Zionists.”

Amid escalating tensions, concerns regarding cyber threats have been amplified, particularly following the conclusion of Ramadan and heightened incitement against Israel. The national cyber array cautioned against anticipated increases in cyberattacks, encompassing potential breaches of websites, infiltration of digital systems (including smart homes), leakage of classified documents, exposure of personal data, deployment of tracking software, and intrusion attempts.

In light of these developments, the Israeli public has been advised to exercise vigilance, abstain from clicking on suspicious links, and promptly report any indications of cyber intrusions or attacks.

Source: Newsroom

Last Updated:  Jun 3, 2024 4:43 PM